2013 Subaru FORESTER Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Hoses, Lines Piping, And Fittings Recall

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2013 Subaru FORESTER Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Hoses, Lines Piping, And Fittings Recall

 NHTSA Recall #104839
NHTSA Compaign #14V311000
MFG Compaign #WQK-47
 ManufacturerSubaru of America, Inc.
 Model Year2013
 Date of notification23/07/14
 Begin date of manufacuring01/04/12
 End date of manufacturing01/01/13
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received10/06/14
 Report created11/06/14
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units461338
 Defect summarySubaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 outback and legacy, 2008-2011 impreza and 2008-2014 impreza wrx/sti, and 2009-2013 forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia. Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. Note that affected vehicles not currently, or formerly registered, in the salt belt states identified above are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.
 Consequence summaryBrake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage. Fluid leakage may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionSubaru will notify owners, and dealers will test the brake system by depressing the brake pedal and inspecting for brake fluid leaks. If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected areas will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. If brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. These services will be performed free of charge. The recall began july 2014 and second notifications will run through november 2014. Owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is wqk-47. Note: this recall supersedes recall 13v-110 which applied to certain 2005-2009 legacy/outback vehicles. Vehicles that were remedied under the previous campaign still need additional areas rust-proofed.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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