Author Topic: Brake Line Recall on 2005-2009 Legacy/Outback  (Read 1165 times)

Offline joeleodee

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Brake Line Recall on 2005-2009 Legacy/Outback
« on: April 03, 2013, 12:50:06 PM »
Just heard about this and found it interesting.  Taken from:

Report Receipt Date: MAR 27, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V110000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 0
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Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from December 2003, through April 2009 and 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.
Brake 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.
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles. If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected area 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 manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQG-43.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

I added the bold, but does anyone notice anything amiss?  Why would Nebraska not be on that list?  My car spends most of the winter two-toned blue and white from all the salt littering the roads.  Perhaps enough of us need to speak up about the always forgotten state of Nebraska informing SOA that we exist.   :-\ 

Offline phoenix407

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Re: Brake Line Recall on 2005-2009 Legacy/Outback
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 12:54:57 PM »
I have seen similar recalls for brake parts and rust from other manufactures and Nebraska is never there.

Offline jaz

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Re: Brake Line Recall on 2005-2009 Legacy/Outback
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 12:55:15 PM »
I never understood why critical components such as this were not made out of alloys that don't rust.

NE is the most corrosive state I've lived in, and I used to live in upstate NY!

Offline Aki

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Re: Brake Line Recall on 2005-2009 Legacy/Outback
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 02:06:32 PM »
Wow, just posted this on the FB side, didn't see that they don't quite understand how heavily salted the roads are here...  I should hope a quick call to SOA would clear this up.

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Re: Brake Line Recall on 2005-2009 Legacy/Outback
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 03:32:25 PM »
W T F!
the bottom line is this, people just need to realize that when they buy cheap CO's [KW on down], they are buying cheap, poorly engineered shocks for the sake of having height adjust-ability. - whitetiger on