More than 40,000 Subaru family cars and SUVs are recalled across Australia because of faulty brakes
- More than 40,000 Subaru SUV and family cars have been recalled
- The car manufacturer is concerned over their electronic parking brakes
- The recall applies to the Outback and Liberty models made between 2010-2014
- Cars should be returned to a local dealership, where they will be fixed for free
More than 40,000 Subaru cars have been recalled due to faulty brakes.
SUVs and family cars sold by the manufacturer as recently as 2014 have been issued with a recall notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Sunday.
The national recall covers Subaru Outbacks as well as the Subaru Liberty sedans and station wagons made between 2010 and 2014, due to concerns over their electronic parking brakes.
More than 40,000 Subaru SUV and family cars have been recalled due to faulty breaks
‘If the electronic parking brake circuit board fractures, the warning light will illuminate and the EPB cannot be applied or released,’ the ACCC recall notice reads.
‘If this happens, the vehicle may be in breach of the Australian Design Rules for motor vehicles.’
The ACCC warned if the electronic parking brake is unable to be applied, it could lead to an ‘increased risk of injury’ to all motorists.
Those affected by the recall will be contacted in the mail.
They’re advised to take their car to the closest Subaru dealership, who will fix them for free.
Drivers who own a Subaru Liberty or Outback model from 2010-2014 can also check if their vehicle is subject to the recall on the Subaru website.
People with cars affected (pictured: Subaru Liberty) are urged to take their cars to their local dealership, where they will be fixed for free