Subaru recalls 40,000 vehicles over faulty brakes
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a nation-wide recall for more than 40,000 Subaru vehicles over potential brake faults.
Subaru Liberty and Outback models between 2010-2014 are subject to the recall due to possible defects with the electronic parking brake system.
The ACCC recall notice advises that a fracture in the electronic parking brake circuit board causes a warning light to be illuminated. This prevents the electronic parking brake from being applied or released. This poses an “increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants and other road users” whilst also potentially breaching motor vehicle design rules, warned the ACCC.
If your vehicle is affected, you can expect to be contacted by mail. Alternatively, you can check for yourself by visiting: https://www.subaru.com.au/recall
If your vehicle is subject to the recall, you should return your vehicle to your local Subaru dealer to be fixed without charge.
This electronic park brake recall follows the national recall of potentially fatal Takata airbags. The Takata airbag recall has seen over 1 million airbags be replaced while more than 2 million affected vehicles were yet to be fixed as of August 2018.
ACCC chairwoman Delia Rickard encourages all motor vehicle owners to check if their vehicle is affected by the deadly airbag recall by entering their number plate on the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries’ online portal (https://www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au/).
Owners of vehicles affected by either recall are encouraged to visit their local dealer to fix the issue as soon as possible.