Subaru recalls 200k cars for more corrosion in the brakes

Well that didn’t work.

By that I mean Subaru’s recall of 660,000 vehicles for rusted brake lines that could cause a sudden loss of braking. Turns out the fix didn’t work for almost 200,000 vehicles that will need to be recalled for a second time.

The fight against corrosion is a tough one, especially for a company that is popular in the rust belt, but it never looks good when your fixes are nothing more than band-aids. Not even the good band-aids, but you know those generic store brand kinds that don’t stick and kind of smell like old cheese? Anways…

As CarComplaints.com points out:

The recall should begin January 26, 2015, when dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system. You’ll need to have the work done even if you had your vehicle “repaired” before.