Vehicles Affected: Approximately 198,900 model-year 2008-11 Subaru Impreza, 2008-14 WRX and STI, and 2009-13 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. Only vehicles fixed under a previous recall are affected; Subaru has determined that the prior remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers.
The Problem: Road salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, corroding the lines. This could result in brake fluid leakage, affecting the car’s ability to stop and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will rustproof the affected areas with anticorrosion wax for free.
What Owners Should Do: Subaru will begin notifying owners on Jan. 26. Owners can call Subaru at 800-782-2783 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.
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