Subaru to Recall 32,000 Impreza, Legacy, and Outback Models
Subaru last week announced a recall for 32,000 Impreza, Legacy, and Outback models, and actually issued a stop-sale notice over a potentially faulty brake system. The affected vehicles are for 2012 models only, and include Imprezas built between April 21, 2011 and November 15, 2011; and Legacy and Outback vehicles built between October 17, 2011 and November 23, 2011. The WRX and STI Impreza models are unaffected. According to the NHTSA, some units may have a faulty seal within the braking system's master cylinder. The master cylinder affects brake pedal engagement and may lead drivers into misjudging brake pedal feel and performance, potentially causing a crash. No crashes have occurred, and Subaru says it is not a brake failure. Subaru will notify owners of affected vehicles in December, where they may bring the vehicle to the dealership for repair, as necessary, and free of charge. Subaru hopes to cancel the stop-sale this week. For more information, owners can contact the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153) with the recall number WVY-35, or go to www.safercar.gov. Source: NHTSA, Autoweek
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