May 7, 2013
A problem with a vehicle’s braking system could potentially lead to a very serious car accident. That’s precisely why auto manufacturer, Subaru, has announced the voluntary recall of roughly 200,000 of its Legacy and Outback vehicles.
The crossover vehicles’ braking systems present a Car Product Liability issue because salt put on roads to melt ice and snow in the winter can cause the cars’ brake lines to rust and leak fluid. A lack of fluid can result in a breakdown of the entire braking system, which could potentially lead to a crash. The issue was uncovered through the company’s own testing and no reports of injuries stemming from the issue have been made yet.
According to an article published in The Huffington Post, all Legacy and Outback models manufactured between 2005 and 2009 are affected by the recall. Owners of these vehicles should contact their local dealership to have their car inspected for the problem. If a leak is found, the brake lines will be replaced. If no leaks are discovered, an anti-corrosive wax will be applied to the vehicle’s brake lines. All work will be preformed at no cost to the owner.
The Texas Personal Injury Attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers acknowledge just how dangerous the failure of a vehicle’s mechanical operations can be. The firm may be able to help if an individual has been harmed due to a defect in a vehicle’s parts.