Subaru Recalls Over 27,000 Legacy And Outback Models Over Faulty Electronic Parking Brakes

Subaru is recalling certain manual transmission 2010-2014 Legacy and Outback models in the U.S., due to a potentially faulty electronic parking brake.

The total number of vehicles being called back is 27,175, of which 7,994 are Legacy sedans and 19,181 are Outback crossovers, reports Automotive News. The issue, based on a recent safety recall report posted on the NHTSA’s website, is with multiple electronic parking brake components which may crack over time.

These components are a capacitor on the circuit board and the actuator stroke sensor magnetic ring, located in the control unit of the electronic parking brake. If either of the two develops a crack, the brake telltale warning lamp will illuminate and the electronic parking brake may not work as intended.

So if the transmission shift lever is “not in the recommended gear when the vehicle is parked and the EPB (electronic parking brake) does not engage, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.”

As for why this potential fault could exist to begin with, according to the report, it’s because of an improper manufacturing process.

Owners of the two specified modes will be notified beginning November 7th and Subaru dealers will replace the EPB actuator assembly free of charge.

According to a Subaru spokesman, no injuries are known to have resulted because of this potential issue. Also, no models with automatic transmission were included in this recall.

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  • Six_Tymes

    has anyone else noticed it seems world wide QC has gone down in the past say 10-15 years or so.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      That and a large does of litigation fear from manufacturers is instigating recalls, I would say.

    • brn

      I don’t think QC has gone down. Enforcement has skyrocketed.

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