This past year Subaru’s second-best-selling vehicle, the Outback, sold nearly 140,000 vehicles, as it became one of the companies must trusted assets. However, Subaru took a drastic hit as more than 48,500 Outback and Legacy models have been recalled this past month due to steering problems. The difficulty behind these steering wheel are due to the fact that they were so improperly built that turning the wheel doesn’t have an effect on the direction of the car’s wheels. Because of this, Subaru has warned its customers of the 2015-17 Outbacks and 2016-17 Legacies not to drive unless the vehicles have been thoroughly inspected and repaired. Luckily, Subaru caught this steering problem in advanced as it informed the National Highway Safety Administration on the dilemma on May 3 after an Outback owner discovered “an issue” with his steering wheel. Because of this complaint, Subaru decided that a recall was necessary and determined that an “incorrect setting” of a tool making the steering part has allowed the wheel to rotate more freely than normal. Thankfully, no injuries or deaths have occurred as a result of the part’s malfunction and only 22,000 vehicles being sold since coming onto the market earlier this year. Interestingly, this difficulty highlights how specific automakers must be in the process of designing and engineering their cars and building them in an efficient manner. Hopefully, the recall of Outbacks doesn’t infringe upon Subaru’s sales, but its best for the company to sell high performance cars instead of defected ones.