The Japanese based automaker Subaru has recently announced a recall for several vehicles in Australia, because of a problem with the wiring.
According to the car manufacturer, a total of 5,500 units of the Subaru Impreza, XV and Forester will be affected by this problem and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get this problem solved. The ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) says that the wiring problems might lead to the engine stalling and not restarting. If this happens, the steering and braking abilities of the car will be drastically affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
“In the worst case scenario, the engine may stall and not restart, although steering and braking capacity will exist until the vehicle comes to a stop”, as the ACCC is saying in its official press release.
Subaru isn’t aware of any crashes or injuries related to this problem. Out of the 5,500 units affected, 2,459 are the Impreza, 1,455 the XV and 1,674 the Forester. The affected vehicles have been produced between the 20th of January, 2012, and the 9th of April, 2012. Owners of these cars have started being notified by Subaru and the recall should begin soon.