Subaru recalls 200,000 vehicles to fix brake line corrosion

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(Jan. 8, 2015) – Subaru sent another recall notice in connection with a problem with corroding brake lines.

During the summer, the automaker recalled 660,000 vehicles for the same reason. The latest notice includes nearly 200,000 vehicles that were supposed to be fixed under the previous recall notice.

The recall affects certain model year 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Forester 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 and the District of Columbia that were remedied under recall 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014.

To stop brake lines from corroding, customers need to take their cars to a dealership so technicians can apply a special anti-corrosion wax. There’s no cost for the fix.

From the recall notice:

This recall is specific to affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI customers who had their car remedied under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. Subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers.

Without the remedy, brake fluid could leak, resulting in longer braking distances and increasing the risk of a crash.

Customers with questions can call Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

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