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In areas where salt is used to de-ice the roads, corrosion can develop on the brake lines, resulting in brake fluid loss, and a potential for reduced braking efficiency.
What Should You Do?
Subaru doesn't have a timeline for owner notification. If your brake light is on, check the brake fluid level and top up according to your owners manual. If you believe your car is not stopping properly, please don't drive your car and call your Subaru dealer for instruction.
In areas where salt is used on the roads, slush containing road salt can splash through a gap in the fuel tank protector resulting in corrosion of the brake lines. This corrosion may lead to brake fluid leakage resulting in reduced braking performance, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected vehicles and leaking brake lines will be replaced. Anti-corrosion rustproofing wax will be applied to all recalled vehicles.