Subaru of America is recalling over 660,000 units over brake-line corrosion

Article by Christian A., on July 6, 2014

Subaru of America has issued a recall of over 660,000 vehicles in 20 “salt belt” states and the District of Columbia for possible corrosion in the brake-line that may occur when salt water seeps through a gap in the fuel tank protector. The recall covers the 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-14 Impreza WRX/STI and 2009-13 Forester.

The recall only affects those on states -- where they either are currently or have formerly been registered -- with heavy road salt use in winter. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, saltwater corrosion could result to brake-fluid leakage, which means a vehicle would travel longer distances before it comes to a halt.

Subaru notified its dealers to the recall on June 10, saying that it would inform owners within the following 60 days. If dealers do not detect brake-fluid seepage in the affected units, anti-corrosion wax will be applied to the brake lines. If seepage is detected, dealers will replace the brake lines and rustproof them with anti-corrosion wax.

Subaru called back around 225,000 2005-2009 Legacy and Outback vehicles in April 2013 on a similar issue. The carmaker said those units are part of the current recall and will have to undergo rustproofing.

According to a Subaru spokesman, the defect was detected during testing, noting that the recall is a precautionary measure. The vehicles being recalled are/were registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and D.C.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Are you a big fan of legendary boxer Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight world champion? Or are you a big fan of the iconic Ferrari F50? Either way, you will...
by - February 24, 2017
It seems that AM-RB 001 hypercar is not the only vehicle project that Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing has gone into. This time, don’t expect something as outlandish as...
by - February 24, 2017
The year 2018 marks the golden anniversary of Subaru of America. Of course, the company will celebrate 50 years of being at the helm of the brand’s crusade in North...
by - February 24, 2017
During car crashes and accidents, there are times that its occupants can’t get out easily. There are times when the only way to get out of that situation is to...
by - February 23, 2017
Could this be a special version of Ferrari’s much acclaimed LaFerrari? No matter how we look at it, the patent images for this sports car from Ferrari indicate its striking...
by - February 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries