In a press release, Subaru of America, in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced a major recall for their year 2012 model versions of its Legacy, Outback and Impreza cars. The company has received approximately 130 complaints of excessive braking. The company says it takes about an hour for mechanics to replace the part. The company has issued “stop-sell” orders to its U.S. dealers on all three vehicles and is working with the NHTSA to ensure the totality of this recall. Approximately 3,000 cars of the aforementioned models have already been sold in North America.
As a Bellevue car accident attorney, I’ve seen similar recalls due to defective auto parts in the past and understand the deadly consequences these parts can have for consumers if left neglected. If you’ve been injured in a collision that you believe was the direct result of a defective auto part, it may be in your best interests to speak with a car accident lawyer in your city.