Subwoofer fault sees Subaru WRX recalled

M15 Subaru WRX/WRX STI affected

A possible fault in subwoofers fitted to some Subaru WRX/WRX STI vehicles could lead to a potential fire.

That’s the advice today from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) with the body overseeing the recall of about 4000 Subaru vehicles in total.

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Is your Subaru WRX/WRX STI involved? Check your VIN here.

The recall notice advises that only Subaru MY15 cars are affected, all were fitted with a Harman Kardon subwoofer.

If cargo contacts the underside of the subwoofer that protrudes into the boot area in certain MY15 WRX and WRX STI vehicles, an electrical short circuit may be created and this may cause the subwoofer to overheat.

What are the hazards?

There is a risk of fire if the subwoofer speaker overheats.

What should owners do?

Known owners will be contacted by Subaru and asked to present their vehicles to their preferred Subaru dealer for the installation of a spacer kit to prevent an electrical short circuit.

The repair work will be carried out free of charge.

Further information can be obtained from the Subaru Customer Relations Team on 1300 550 994, or by emailing [email protected].

There is also further info on the Subaru Australia website.

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