DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid.
For about half the vehicles, it's the second recall for the same problem.
The recall includes:
- 2005 - 2009 Legacy and Outback
- 2008 - 2014 Impreza
- 2009 - 2013 Forester
It affects cars in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear roads in the winter -- Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
The company says in documents filed with the U.S. government that salty water can splash onto the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, causing rust. If they leak fluid, it could take longer to stop the car and increase the risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the lines if needed and apply anti-corrosion wax.