Subaru Liberty and Outback safety gear software recall.
A recall of the 2015 Subaru Liberty and Subaru Outback has been instigated after a potential fault was found in models fitted with pre-collision braking (PCB) and adaptive cruise control (ACC).
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will oversee the recall which only affects Subaru Liberty and Outback vehicles fitted with the PCB and ACC.
The ACCC recall notice say that in the event of a brake lamp switch (BLS) failure in an affected vehicle, the PCB system may not operate as intended in an emergency braking situation, or may fail to properly engage the brakes when the vehicle has been placed in ACC mode.
The fault is due to a software programming issue and the ACCC says that the condition does not affect braking performance when engaged by the driver.
If the vehicle suffers a BLS failure, the braking performance of the PCB system and/or the ACC system may be compromised and may not work as intended, which in a worst case scenario, may lead to an accident.
Subaru will contact owners directly with affected vehicles to be returned to a Subaru dealership to have a software update.
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