Recall Roundup: Subaru Outback, Jaguar XJ, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, More
Since you're probably tired of hearing about GM and its ignition switch recalls, here are a number of other recalls that popped up this week. Subaru is recalling 660,238 models due to a problem with brake line corrosion. Affected models include the 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 Impreza WRX/STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles. In parts of the country with cold weather, salt on the roads may corrode the brake lines of these vehicles. This problem may cause the brake fluid to leak, making it difficult to slow or stop the vehicle. Subaru has not yet said when the recall will begin, but it will eventually notify owners and send them to dealerships for free repairs. Two much smaller recalls affect certain Jaguar models. The first recall involves certain 2013 XJ vehicles that may not meet the specification for proper operation of the Supplemental Restraint System, putting occupants at increased risk of injury during an accident. The second recall involves 2013-2014 XF vehicles that may leak brake fluid due to wear and tear from a nearby bracket. Both these recalls will begin July 29, and all repairs will be conducted free of charge. In other recent recall news, Mitsubishi is bringing back 146 2014 Lancer Evolution cars for damaged power-steering hoses. Mitsubishi has already notified owners of the problem, and it will replace the power steering tube assembly free of charge. Meanwhile, Lotus is calling back 860 Lotus cars from the 2008-2011 model years for a loose oil cooler hose problem (again). Lotus has not yet provided a notification schedule for this recall. Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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