Subaru of America has issued a vehicle safety recall covering nearly 200,000 vehicles in the United States. The vehicles are recalled for a second time due to the problem with brake lines, which may leak fluid. The problem is stemming from salt from the winter roads, which corrode brake lines. Salt and water splash into the brake lines via a gap in the fuel tank protector, which may result in longer stopping distances and increase the risk of a crash.
It is the second time the automaker recalls vehicles due to this issue. Past summer Subaru recalled 660,000 vehicles over the same problem. Repairs made in a previous recall were inadequate as dealers got incomplete instructions, according to the documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
This time around, Subaru recalls 2008-11 Impreza, 2008-14 WRX and STI, and the 2009-13 Forester, specifically those registered in snowy states, where salt is used on the roads in winter: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
The automaker offers the same remedy. Dealers will apply a special a special anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system at no cost to the car owners.
Subaru recall is expected to start on January 26, 2015.
If you bought a defective vehicle that the manufacturer or the dealership is unable to repair, feel free to contact a Lemon Law lawyer Hovanes Margarian at (818) 553-1000 for free case evaluation and further legal help.