Subaru of America has announced a recall for several vehicles which are being affected by brake line corrosion.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 660,238 vehicles affected by this problem. The NHTSA says that salty water could splash on the rear brake lines and it can cause corrosion and potential perforation, which might lead to a fluid leak, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.
“Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage. Fluid leakage may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash”, says the NHTSA in its official press release.
The vehicles affected by the recall include the 2008-2011 Impreza, the 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, the 2008-2014 WRX and STI and the 2009-2013 Forester. The company’s dealerships will be inspecting the recalled vehicles and make the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge. Owners of the models mentioned above will be notified on the recall soon. For any extra details on the subject, owners can contact Subaru at 1-888-782-2783 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236.