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Problem Summary: SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2009 OUTBACK AND LEGACY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 2003, THROUGH APRIL 2009 AND 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. SALT WATER COULD SPLASH ON THE BRAKE LINES THROUGH A GAP IN THE FUEL TANK PROTECTOR, RESULTING IN EXCESSIVE CORROSION OF THE BRAKE LINES.
Consequence: 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.
What Owners Should Do: SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND 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. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783. SUBARU'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS WQG-43.
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If a recall is issued, contacting a nearby service center can help you get more information to fix the repair, possibly even free of charge.