In a news statement, Subaru of America, in cooperation and in accordance with the guidelines of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the voluntary recall of 2012 model Legacy, Outback and Impreza vehicles because of excessive braking issues. Approximately 3,000 cars are affected by this recall and have already been sold across North America. The issue deals with the brake master cylinders, a part common to the affected Legacy and Outback models and in certain Impreza cars manufactured in Japan. The company has received hundreds of reports of “greater than usual” brake pedal travel in these vehicles. The company has issued a “stop-sell” order on all three vehicles and is working with the NHTSA to notify owners affected by this recall.
As an Everett personal injury lawyer, I feel it is essential to keep a close eye on the news provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the hopes of helping to spread information that may help consumers to prevent avoidable injuries. If you’ve been injured in a collision that you believe resulted from the use of a defective auto product, consult a personal injury lawyer in your city to discuss your rights as a consumer and the possible legal avenues that may be open to you.