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Subaru is recalling 660,238 vehicles located in 20 US states that use salt on their roads. It’s possible that salty water could splash onto the rear brake lines, and it could eventually cause corrosion and potentially perforation, leading to a fluid leak.

The recall covers the 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI and 2009-2013 Forester. However, only vehicles currently or formerly registered in the following snowy US states or districts are covered: 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 and the District of Columbia. The company previously recalled the 2005-2009 Legacy and Outback to repair this problem, and now it’s added the additional models, plus any of the original cars it missed the first time.

According to the defect notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Subaru found a total of 24 cases of corrosion in US leading up to the recall. There was a single case of actual brake line perforation, but it happened in Switzerland, according to the document. The company believes that it would take seven or more seasons of winter driving on salty roads before any corroding would begin.

To fix things, Subaru will inspect all of the affected vehicles to check for a fluid leak. All cars will receive a coating of anti-corrosion wax around the potentially affected area. If there is a leak, then the lines will be replaced and will still get the wax coating. The automaker will begin contacting owners soon, but company spokesperson Michael McHale also tells Autoblog that “customers can come in at their convenience.” Scroll down for the NHTSA recall announcement or download the full defect notice as a PDF here.

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July 3rd, 2014

Subaru recalling 660k vehicles in some states for possible brake line corrosion

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Subaru is recalling 660,238 vehicles located in 20 US states that use salt on their roads. It’s possible that salty water could splash onto the rear brake lines, and it could eventually cause corrosion and potentially perforation, leading to a fluid leak.

The recall covers the 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI and 2009-2013 Forester. However, only vehicles currently or formerly registered in the following snowy US states or districts are covered: 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 and the District of Columbia. The company previously recalled the 2005-2009 Legacy and Outback to repair this problem, and now it’s added the additional models, plus any of the original cars it missed the first time.

According to the defect notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Subaru found a total of 24 cases of corrosion in US leading up to the recall. There was a single case of actual brake line perforation, but it happened in Switzerland, according to the document. The company believes that it would take seven or more seasons of winter driving on salty roads before any corroding would begin.

To fix things, Subaru will inspect all of the affected vehicles to check for a fluid leak. All cars will receive a coating of anti-corrosion wax around the potentially affected area. If there is a leak, then the lines will be replaced and will still get the wax coating. The automaker will begin contacting owners soon, but company spokesperson Michael McHale also tells Autoblog that “customers can come in at their convenience.” Scroll down for the NHTSA recall announcement or download the full defect notice as a PDF here.

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July 3rd, 2014

Subaru recalling 660k vehicles in some states for possible brake line corrosion

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Subaru is recalling 660,238 vehicles located in 20 US states that use salt on their roads. It’s possible that salty water could splash onto the rear brake lines, and it could eventually cause corrosion and potentially perforation, leading to a fluid leak.

The recall covers the 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI and 2009-2013 Forester. However, only vehicles currently or formerly registered in the following snowy US states or districts are covered: 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 and the District of Columbia. The company previously recalled the 2005-2009 Legacy and Outback to repair this problem, and now it’s added the additional models, plus any of the original cars it missed the first time.

According to the defect notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Subaru found a total of 24 cases of corrosion in US leading up to the recall. There was a single case of actual brake line perforation, but it happened in Switzerland, according to the document. The company believes that it would take seven or more seasons of winter driving on salty roads before any corroding would begin.

To fix things, Subaru will inspect all of the affected vehicles to check for a fluid leak. All cars will receive a coating of anti-corrosion wax around the potentially affected area. If there is a leak, then the lines will be replaced and will still get the wax coating. The automaker will begin contacting owners soon, but company spokesperson Michael McHale also tells Autoblog that “customers can come in at their convenience.” Scroll down for the NHTSA recall announcement or download the full defect notice as a PDF here.

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July 3rd, 2014

Subaru recalling 660k vehicles in some states for possible brake line corrosion

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2008 Subaru Legacy

Subaru is recalling 660,238 vehicles located in 20 US states that use salt on their roads. It’s possible that salty water could splash onto the rear brake lines, and it could eventually cause corrosion and potentially perforation, leading to a fluid leak.

The recall covers the 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI and 2009-2013 Forester. However, only vehicles currently or formerly registered in the following snowy US states or districts are covered: 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 and the District of Columbia. The company previously recalled the 2005-2009 Legacy and Outback to repair this problem, and now it’s added the additional models, plus any of the original cars it missed the first time.

According to the defect notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Subaru found a total of 24 cases of corrosion in US leading up to the recall. There was a single case of actual brake line perforation, but it happened in Switzerland, according to the document. The company believes that it would take seven or more seasons of winter driving on salty roads before any corroding would begin.

To fix things, Subaru will inspect all of the affected vehicles to check for a fluid leak. All cars will receive a coating of anti-corrosion wax around the potentially affected area. If there is a leak, then the lines will be replaced and will still get the wax coating. The automaker will begin contacting owners soon, but company spokesperson Michael McHale also tells Autoblog that “customers can come in at their convenience.” Scroll down for the NHTSA recall announcement or download the full defect notice as a PDF here.

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July 3rd, 2014

Subaru recalling 660k vehicles in some states for possible brake line corrosion

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2008 Subaru Legacy

Subaru is recalling 660,238 vehicles located in 20 US states that use salt on their roads. It’s possible that salty water could splash onto the rear brake lines, and it could eventually cause corrosion and potentially perforation, leading to a fluid leak.

The recall covers the 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI and 2009-2013 Forester. However, only vehicles currently or formerly registered in the following snowy US states or districts are covered: 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 and the District of Columbia. The company previously recalled the 2005-2009 Legacy and Outback to repair this problem, and now it’s added the additional models, plus any of the original cars it missed the first time.

According to the defect notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Subaru found a total of 24 cases of corrosion in US leading up to the recall. There was a single case of actual brake line perforation, but it happened in Switzerland, according to the document. The company believes that it would take seven or more seasons of winter driving on salty roads before any corroding would begin.

To fix things, Subaru will inspect all of the affected vehicles to check for a fluid leak. All cars will receive a coating of anti-corrosion wax around the potentially affected area. If there is a leak, then the lines will be replaced and will still get the wax coating. The automaker will begin contacting owners soon, but company spokesperson Michael McHale also tells Autoblog that “customers can come in at their convenience.” Scroll down for the NHTSA recall announcement or download the full defect notice as a PDF here.

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July 3rd, 2014

Subaru recalling 660k vehicles in some states for possible brake line corrosion

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2008 Subaru Legacy

Subaru is recalling 660,238 vehicles located in 20 US states that use salt on their roads. It’s possible that salty water could splash onto the rear brake lines, and it could eventually cause corrosion and potentially perforation, leading to a fluid leak.

The recall covers the 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI and 2009-2013 Forester. However, only vehicles currently or formerly registered in the following snowy US states or districts are covered: 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 and the District of Columbia. The company previously recalled the 2005-2009 Legacy and Outback to repair this problem, and now it’s added the additional models, plus any of the original cars it missed the first time.

According to the defect notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Subaru found a total of 24 cases of corrosion in US leading up to the recall. There was a single case of actual brake line perforation, but it happened in Switzerland, according to the document. The company believes that it would take seven or more seasons of winter driving on salty roads before any corroding would begin.

To fix things, Subaru will inspect all of the affected vehicles to check for a fluid leak. All cars will receive a coating of anti-corrosion wax around the potentially affected area. If there is a leak, then the lines will be replaced and will still get the wax coating. The automaker will begin contacting owners soon, but company spokesperson Michael McHale also tells Autoblog that “customers can come in at their convenience.” Scroll down for the NHTSA recall announcement or download the full defect notice as a PDF here.

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Subaru recalling 660k vehicles in some states for possible brake line corrosion originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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