Faulty EPB Prompts Subaru Recall

BAULKHAM HILLS, Australia – Subaru Australia Pty. Ltd. is recalling approximately 80,000 vehicles due to a potential issue with the electronic parking brake (EPB) which might allow a “parked” vehicle to roll.

The recall – number REC-005485, campaign number SRT324 — covers 78,617 vehicles encompassing model-year 2015-2018 Liberty, 2015-2018 Outback, 2015-2018 Levorg, 2015-2018 WRX, 2017-2019 Impreza, and 2017-2019 XV.

According to the post on the Australia Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website, “Due to a manufacturing issue, the Electronic Park Brake (EPB) adaptor cord connector may not operate as intended. This could result in vehicle moving or rolling away whilst the vehicle is engaged in the park position.”

The safety risk is obvious: if such a vehicle were to move while unoccupied, it increases the rist of accident-causing injury or death to vehicle occupants and/or other road users.

Subaru Australia will contact owners who will be able to take their vehicles to a Subaru service center for rectification of the problem.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.