Subaru Recalls Outback, Legacy Vehicles at Risk of Brake Line Corrosion, Leakage
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy vehicles currently, or formerly, registered in 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 or the District of Columbia.
Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines.
Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage. Fluid leakage may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
All of the Outback and Legacy vehicles included in this recall were manufactured from December 2003 through April 2009.
Subaru will notify the owners of all affected vehicles, and Subaru dealers will inspect the vehicles. If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected area will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. If brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. These services will be performed free of charge.
For further information on this recall, contact Subaru at 800-782-2783. The Subaru campaign ID number for this recall is WQG-43.