Car manufacturer Subaru announced they would be recalling 660,238 vehicles across the United States due to faulty brakes. According to Subaru, parts of their vehicles can deteriorate quickly, preventing drivers from being able to brake effectively. Needless to say, this is a major issue that needed to be amicably resolved.
Subaru outlined the vehicles affected by the recall. Outback and Legacy models from 2005 through 2009 will be included in this recall along with Impreza cars manufactured between 2008 and 2011. Fosters from 2009 through 2013 along with Impreza WRX/STI’s from 2008 through 2014 are also being recalled.
According to the Associate Press, these brake issues were identified during performance tests on their vehicles. Experts determined that brake wires could snap when exposed to cold weather. Brakes could also be broken if salt water were to enter the vehicle through crevices, clearly revealing that the brake lines are not secure.
These were not the only issues discovered. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have warned that brake fluid can leak out of opening in Subaru vehicles. Also, the problems with the parts can drastically increase breaking distance with the potential to lead to serious accidents.
Subaru are stating that only a few US states will be affected by this recall due to their geographic locations. Identified Subaru vehicles from Delaware, Illinois, Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Massetusets, Maryland, Indiana and Iowa will all be included in the recall. These have been identified as members of the “salt belt.”
Fortunately, no accidents or injuries have been reported due to this malfunction. This was announced through CNN Money by Michael McHale, a spokesperson for Subaru of America.
This is not the first time Subaru have had to recall vehicles for similar problems. Back in 2013, Subaru recalled 274,000 Legacy and Outback’s for the same problem. Hopefully, the issue will be resolved as quickly as possible with Subaru making the necessary changes to ensure this doesn’t occur again.