Subaru recalls several models for braking issue

December 1, 2011 12:00 AM

Subaru of America has issued a recall and a stop sell order for certain 2012 Impreza, Outback and Legacy models that were built within the past month after receiving numerous complaints from drivers about the brakes not responding correctly.

The Impreza has just gone on sale, but dealers have been told to stop selling the model for the time being. In addition, all three models have been recalled for a replacement of the brake master cylinder. The recall only affects models built within the last month - around 3,000 vehicles, according to Autoweek.

"Some customers said the brakes didn't feel right," Subaru of America spokesman Michael McHale said. "The pedal travels farther than it should. There were no failure issues, no accidents."

Recall notices have already been sent out. Subaru says that the first priority is fixing vehicles that were sold to consumers, then they will tackle the ones sitting on dealer lots.

If you notice any changes with the brakes in your own vehicle, be sure to double-check and ensure your vehicle doesn't have any recall information about the braking system. If not, you should take the car in to an auto maintenance expert, who can provide full brake service & repair.

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