Any idea when this recall will be official? I just had a puddle light go out.
The recall was "official" as of the NHTSA notification.
The current wait - as Philistine
and several other members from various other online Subaru communities have noted - is on the dealerships receiving the appropriate replacement component (from Subaru) to actually complete the physical recall - to fit the new part to your vehicle, that is.
The difficulty is also in owners who have installed them their-selves and even at dealers who would have to supply Subaru with their records if they installed them, I don't think they readily send in warranty registration for OEM accessory installations.
The message is if you have any concerns or questions, to contact Subaru's Customer Service at 1-800-782-2783 regarding recall WQE-41
I understand what you're saying, but I really don't think that there should be any problems getting the problem addressed, as long as the component installed was a genuine Subaru product, which they'll easily be able to tell, given the construct of the aftermarket units.
This is a true safety recall related to a specific product/component, so Subaru is obligated to perform it regardless of who installed the product - it's the product's fault, nothing else.
For example, vehicles that fall outside of warranty date are still subject to the recall, which dealerships are obligated by law to honor, even if the vehicle is no longer in the hands of the original owner.