Recall roundup: 2012 Subaru Impreza, Legacy and Outback image

The Japanese based automaker Subaru has recently announced a recall involving its 2012 Impreza, Legacy and Outback models for a faulty brake pedal.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 31.959 units of the 2012 Subaru Impreza, Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback will be affected by the recall to fix a faulty brake pedal. The car manufacturer apparently received 112 reports of the problem in the United States and Canada and owners of the above mentioned models will have to make a trip back to the dealerships to fix the problem.

“These vehicles may be equipped with the brake master cylinder that could malfunction and cause an increase in the amount of brake pedal travel distance required to slow or stop the vehicle. The driver might misjudge the amount of brake pedal travel required to achieve the desired stopping distance. This could occur unexpected and without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash”, said the NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem.

The NHTSA says that the recall will affect 11.553 Impreza models, made between April and November, including the sedan and the wagon, but not the WRX or the STI. Other 20.406 Legacy and Outback models, made between October 17 and November 23, will be affected by the recall. Owners of the above mentioned models will have to make a trip to the dealerships this month and they can contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.