The Japanese based automaker Subaru has recently announced a recall for some units of the Legacy and Outback because of a problem with their braking systems.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an exact number of vehicles affected by this recall hasn’t been announced yet but rumors are saying that the number might stand around 200,000. One thing is for sure, owners of the 2005-2009 Subaru Outback wagons and Legacy Sedans will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the braking system fixed.
The NHTSA says that salt water can splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector and this might result in excessive corrosion of the brake lines, causing brake fluid to leak or affecting the stopping distance of the cars and increasing the risk of a crash / injury. The affected Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback cars have been produced between December 2003 and April 2009. Dealers have been informed on the recall and will inspect the vehicles and correct the problem, free of charge. Owners will be notified soon. No repair schedule has been announced yet, according to the NHTSA. Meanwhile if you own one of the cars mentioned above, you should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.