Brake Light Switch Defect
A build-up of chemicals from scented cleaning products containing silicone can disable the brake light switch in millions of Subaru vehicles. This can prevent the brake lights from turning on when pressing the pedal, among other things, and…Continue reading article "Brake Light Switch Defect"
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Where Brakes Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- premature brake wear in the 2010 Forester
- electronic parking brake failed to disengage in the 2016 Outback
- unintended braking in the 2017 Outback
- accelerates when the brake is pressed in the 2011 Forester
- vibration and noise while braking in the 2018 Outback
- brake lines broke in the 2010 Outback
- emergency brake not releasing in the 2010 Outback
Subaru says the rear seat belt assemblies in the 2019 Crosstrek aren't going to properly protect people in a crash.
They believe the pawl springs were improperly installed in about 5,500 vehicles.…keep reading article "2019 Crosstreks Recalled to Replace Rear Seat Belt Assemblies"
Subaru is recalling 27,000 model year 2010-2014 Legacy and Outback vehicles because the electronic parking brake might not engage. All the recalled cars have manual transmissions.
The automaker found a capacitor on the circuit board and/or the actuator stroke sensor magnetic ring located in the control unit of electronic parking brake may crack over time.
Anyone else remember when parking brakes weren’t fancy and just worked? Those were good times.keep reading article "Subaru Recalls Electronic Parking Brake That Might Not Engage"
Bolts on the 2017 Outback's front brake calipers, wheel hubs, and right stabilizer clamps, weren't properly tightened during assembly.
You don't have to be a craftsman to know, stuff starts falling off real quick when bolts come undone. The recalled Outbacks were built between June 20, 2016, and June 23, 2016.keep reading article "New Outbacks Have Lots of Loose Bolts"
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. …keep reading article "Subaru recalls 200k cars for more corrosion in the brakes"