Subaru Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain 2015-2016 Models

July 20, 2015

HONOLULU – SubaruHawaii.com – Subaru of America (Subaru) announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall on the following Subaru vehicles:

2015 certain Outback vehicles

2015 certain Legacy vehicles

2015 certain Impreza vehicles

2015 certain XV vehicles

2016 certain WRX vehicles

The Subaru vehicles are equipped with the Eyesight Driver Assist System. If the switch that activates the brake lights fails, the automatic pre-collision braking component of the driver assist system will not function.  If the automatic pre-collision braking system does not function as intended, the vehicle will not react to an obstacle in its path, increasing the risk of a crash.

A total of 85 vehicles are affected here in Hawaii.  Subaru Hawaii is not aware of any injuries or fatalities in Hawaii caused by this condition.

Subaru is currently preparing the remedy for this condition. Once preparations are complete, notification letters will be sent to owners advising them when they can make an appointment with their nearest authorized Subaru Hawaii Service Center to have the vehicle remedied at no charge.

Subaru owners affected by this recall who notice anything abnormal with the operation of their vehicle should contact their dealership with any questions or concerns. Subaru Hawaii customers can also call Subaru Hawaii’s Customer Care department at 808-839-2273 (CARE).  Customers on the neighbor islands should call 1-888-272-5515 (toll-free).

 

About Subaru Hawaii

Subaru Hawaii sells vehicles across a network of six dealership locations statewide – Big Island Subaru – Hilo and Kona; Servco Subaru Maui in Kahului; Servco Subaru Kauai in Lihue; and Servco Subaru – Honolulu and Kaimuki. Subaru is the only manufacturer to receive the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Picks for all models for six years running (2010-2015). All Subaru vehicles are built in zero-landfill plants where 100 percent of waste is recycled or turned into electricity. For additional information on Subaru Hawaii, visit subaruhawaii.com.


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