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2021 Subaru Outback recalled

A brake booster fault could run down the 2021 Subaru Outback's battery, stop its cruise control from working and, of course, affect its braking performance.


The redesigned 2021 Subaru Outback has received its first recall due to a potentially problematic electronic brake booster.

The recall of 256 vehicles is separate to the as-yet unspecified issue that’s led to Subaru pausing deliveries of the new Outback.

The recall notice says the electronic brake booster may not have been set up correctly.

This could result in the cruise control not working, the stop light staying on at all times, and the battery going flat.

You may also find you need to apply greater pressure to brake the car and stopping distances may be longer.

Subaru Australia says no vehicles within the VIN range have been reported locally to have the issue.

Subaru Australia will contact you if you own a potentially affected vehicle and you’ll need to take it to a Subaru dealership for a free inspection and repair.

If your vehicle’s brake booster serial number is one of the affected ones, the replacement will take 1.6 hours.

If you have any further questions, you can contact the Subaru Customer Service Centre on 1300 550 994.

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