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Recall 16V251000

Electronic Stability Control Malfunctions

Recall Details

The vehicle electronic stability control system may malfunction while activated when driving due to excessive moisture causing adverse performance. Dealers will perform an ABS activation, then flush and replace the brake fluid free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The electronic stability control system may malfunction, resulting in a loss of vehicle control when it is activated. This would increase risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Subaru must be performed by a Subaru dealership. Subaru will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification was unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Subaru dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Subaru recall number is WTC-64.

Suspension & Steering, April 27, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 27, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
766
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V251000
Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured on July 20, 2015. The brake fluid used in these vehicles may contain excess moisture which may adversely affect the performance of the electronic stability control system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."
Consequence
Poor performance of the electronic stability control system when it is activated may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will perform an ABS activation, then flush and replace the brake fluid, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTC-64.
Notify
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 www.safercar.gov.
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