Subaru parking brake recall – 80000 cars affected

Subaru recalled nearly 80,000 vehicles to address common models’ electronic parking brake malfunction.

The brand says the electronic parking brake – a feature that replaces the regular mechanical parking brakes on modern cars – may fail due to a manufacturing defect.

A recall notice posted to notify owners of the problem says it “may cause the vehicle to move or roll away while the vehicle is in park.”

“If the vehicle moves from a parking position unattended, it may increase the risk of an accident causing injury or death to the vehicle’s occupants and/or other road users.”

The issue affects 78,617 cars built between 2015 and 2018.

Several models are affected, including the Liberty sedan and the Outback.

The smaller Impreza and XV models are also affected by the problem, as are the WRX and Levorg turbochargers.

Subaru will contact owners and repair affected models free of charge.

More information: Subaru Australia Customer Relations Team, 1800 22 66 43

Originally published as Subaru recalls 80,000 cars for parking brake failure

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