Moisture Can Adversely Affect Electric Systems in Recalled Subaru Vehicles

About 770 vehicles are potentially impacted by this issue

Moisture Can Adversely Affect Electric Systems in Recalled Subaru Vehicles
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May 19, 2016

Subaru has announced that it is recalling vehicles due to compromised electronics.

The automaker is recalling certain model year 2015 Legacy and Outback vehicles. The brake fluid used in these vehicles may contain excess moisture which may adversely affect the performance of the electronic stability control system. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."

Poor performance of the electronic stability control system when it is activated may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

The company believes that about 770 vehicles are impacted by this issue.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will perform an ABS activation, then flush and replace the brake fluid, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783.