2012 Subaru Impreza, Legacy and Outback Recalled For Brake Defect

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
2012 subaru impreza legacy and outback recalled for brake defect

Subaru announced today that they’re stopping sales and issuing out a recall on 2012 models of the Impreza, Legacy and Outback due to complaints about increased brake pedal travel. Around 3,000 cars will be recalled with notices being sent to vehicle owners within the next couple of days. A stop-sale was also put into affect on November 25th with Subaru making it a priority to fix the 3,000 recalled vehicles and those still in inventory.

Those that own the vehicles have no serious reason to be concerned, as the brakes do work but the pedal travels farther than it should due to a faulty master cylinder. There has been no failure issues or accidents as a result, and the fix will take about an hour at a local dealership.

Subaru also believes that the production line in both Indiana and Japan’s plants have already been fitted with the new brake cylinders. Subaru expects the sales freeze to be lifted by early next week, once they’re assured all vehicles affected on the lot are fixed.

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  • Harvey Harvey on Dec 03, 2011

    How do I know if my new outback is affected ? What specific vin numbers are in the range of recall ? Thanks

  • Anne Anne on Dec 05, 2011

    Iahd an accident on Dec.1st and I could not understand why it took so long for the brake to engage. I thought it was due to the ABS.