Subaru of America has issued a recall for several vehicles because of a problem with the corroding brake lines.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 198,900 units affected by this recall which include the Impreza, the WRX, STI and the Forester. The models may have a problem with the brake line corrosion because of the salt water splashing on the brake lines.
“The brake lines may experience brake line corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector. Brake fluid may leak due to the brake line corrosion and may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash”, says the NHTSA in its recall summary of the problem.
The affected cars include the 2008 – 2011 Impreza, the 2008 – 2014 WRX and STI and the 2009 – 2013 Forester. Owners of these models will be notified by Subaru and they will have to take a trip back to the dealers, which will apply the anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system. This operation will be performed free of charge. The recall will begin on the 26th of January and for any extra details on the subject, owners can contact Subaru customer service at 1 800 782 2783 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hot line at 1 888 327 4236.