Subaru is the latest car maker which has decided to recall certain of its vehicles. The famous manufacturer has recalled no less than 660,000 vehicles, due to some brake problems.
Subaru has already filled the petition with the US National Highway Safety Administration. The car maker has claimed that they just traced this issue. What Subaru claimed is that salty water can splash onto the break lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector. This makes the brakes to rust. So, the company claimed that the salt that is used on the roads in the winter can corrode the brake lines.
The recall includes a series of vehicle models, including Legacy and Outback car models from 2005 through 2009. This recall also includes Impreza car models produced between 2008 and 2014. The Forester released between 2009 and 2013 is also included by Subaru in the recall they just announced.
This new recall is focused on certain states, including Connecticut, Delaware, as well as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, but also Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and Missouri. The recall includes at the same time cars from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Columbia district.
Reps for Subaru claimed that dealers will inspect the lines. In case they find something to be wrong, they will replace them. The issue makes the brakes less effective and naturally this can be extremely dangerous. This is why the cars are called in for checking the brake-fluid leaks. In case there are no such leaks traced, dealers will rust-proof the areas with anti-corrosion wax.
Naturally, Subaru announced that the repairs will be made free of costs. However, the company did not announce at this point when the repairs will begin. The company seems to be quite worried about safety, thing which has actually become very common among auto makers after the record fine received by General Motors for not recalling its cars immediately after finding out that they might have a problem.
General Motors has set a new record when it comes to the number of cars it has recalled so far. The famous company issued no less than 54 recalls, including 29.69 million cars.