Subaru Recalls WRX, Forester and Legacy Models
Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), maker of Subaru vehicles, is recalling 2015 WRX, Forester, Legacy and Levorg models manufactured in Japan. There are two separate issues involved. 80,000 vehicles in Japan are effected and the recall is expected to reach models in the U.S.
The first recall involves a parking brake issue on the WRX sports sedan, Legacy sedan and Levorg sports tourer. It effects roughly 64,000 vehicles produced in 2014-2015 with issues with the parking brake. Another 17,000 vehicles produced in 2015, including the WRX, Forester, Legacy and Levorg, are being recalled over faulty engine ducts.
FHI said it expected WRX and Forester models exported to the U.S., would also be included in the recall, without giving further details. The Subaru Legacy is produced at the Lafayette plant in Indiana, and the recall may not effect U.S. built Legacy models. Both 2015 Subaru WRX and Forester are manufactured in Japan and shipped to the U.S. The Levorg sports tourer is not sold in North American markets, it’s only available in Japan, Europe and Australia.
2015 Subaru WRX and Forester owners in the U.S. will be notified by Subaru of America about the parking brake and engine duct recall. Torque News will have more information when it becomes available.