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Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited - SUBARU Liberty and Outback

recall information

Recall number
REC-003636
PRA number
2015/14758
Campaign number
SI0278
Original published date

make and model information

Make
SUBARU
Model
Liberty and Outback
Affected units
5,073

What are the defects?

In the event of a brake lamp switch (BLS) failure in an affected vehicle, the PCB system may not operate as intended in an emergency braking situation, or may fail to properly engage the brakes when the vehicle has been placed in ACC mode. This is due to a software programming issue.

The condition does not affect the performance of the brakes when engaged by the driver.

What are the hazards?

If the vehicle suffers a BLS failure, the braking performance of the PCB system and/or the ACC system may be compromised and may not work as intended, which in a worst case scenario, may lead to an accident.

What should consumers do?

The Recall Rectification Procedure consists of down-loading a modified program into potentially affected vehicles.

Known owners will be contacted by mail and asked to bring their vehicle to their
authorised Subaru Retailer for rectification.
Supplier details
Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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