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Subaru recalls 660K vehicles for brake line rust

By The Associated Press
Thursday, July 3, 2014, 10:33 p.m.
 

Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid, making it take longer to stop the vehicles.

For about half of the vehicles, it's the second recall for the same problem.

Affected are 2005 through 2009 Legacys and Outbacks, 2008 through 2014 Imprezas and the 2009 through 2013 Foresters. It covers vehicles sold or registered in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and 19 other states, where salt is used to clear roads in the winter.

The company said in documents posted on Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that salty water can splash onto the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, causing them to rust. If they leak fluid, it could increase the risk of a crash.

 

 
 


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