Subaru Recall affecting over 660K Vehicles
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Subaru recall affects nearly 660,000 vehicles. Affected by the recall are the following models:
- Model-years 2005-2009 Outback wagons and Legacy sedans
- Model-years 2008-2011 Imprezas
- Model-years 2008-2014 WRX and WRX STI vehicles
- Model-years 2009-2013 Forester crossovers
All the affected vehicles are registered or have been registered in such states as: 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 thing is that these states use salt on their roads.
The problem with the affected vehicles is that salty water may splash on the brake lines, causing an excessive corrosion of the brake lines. If the brake lines corrode, they may result in brake the leakage of brake fluid, resulting in longer stopping distances and increasing the risk of collisions and fatalities.
It should be noted that the automaker has previously recalled model-years 2005-2009 Legacy and Outback models to fix them for the same issue. However, now more vehicles are added to that recall.
According to the report made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 24 cases of corrosion have been noticed in the United States. According to the manufacturer itself, it could take at least 7 winter driving on salty roads before the parts start corroding.
Affected owners will soon be notified about Subaru recall. Dealers will inspect the vehicles and perform the necessary repairs. Needless to say that all the repairs will be carried out free of charge. You can contact Subaru at 800-782-2783 for more information about the recall.
If you or a loved one got a defective vehicle that the manufacturer or the dealership do not or cannot repair, then you should contact an experienced Lemon Law lawyer. The Margarian Law Firm in California handles Lemon Law and auto dealer fraud cases. So, if you think you need a free case evaluation and further legal help, then pick up your phone and call us at (818) 553-1000.