Subaru recalls 2.3 million cars due to brake problemsMarch 2, 2019
According to official information, the brake system of Japanese cars is working normally, only at the time of braking, brake lights may not work.
A couple of minutes ago it became known that the Japanese company Subaru announces the start of a service company that could affect a million of their cars. Foreign publication Reuters reports that the automaker plans to announce the recall of approximately 2.3 million cars around the world because of problems with brake lights, which may also affect the ignition system.
The problem lies in the brake light switch inside the car. It is possible that some liquid products, such as cleaning products containing silicone, may leak into the switch, making it inoperable.
This does not affect the mechanical functioning of the brakes, but a faulty brake light switch may cause them to not light up when stopped. The guys from Subaru say that they are aware of about 33 incidents, the cause of which was precisely this problem.
On many vehicles, the brake light switch is also included in the vehicle’s ignition system as a safety measure that requires you to depress the brake pedal before the vehicle starts. The initial report of the Reuters publication mentioned this potential problem, but nothing was said about this in the official response of the Subaru press service.
Subaru will begin to contact the owners of the problem cars in the next 60 days. The automaker says this is a voluntary review. The problem may be hiding in the Subaru Crosstrek (2013-2017 release), Subaru Impreza (2008-2014 and 2012-2016), as well as the Subaru Forester (2014-2016).
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