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Anybody get the letter in the mail?

I believe it was 08+ wrx's and STI's were effected by it. In certain states, mainly ones that use salt on the roads. There was a recall due to potential brake line failures. If you bought the car from the states listed (sorry, don't have the list) or your car is currently registered there, you are eligible for the recall.

The letter I got said that the dealer was waiting on the parts to arrive, then they would send another telling me to make an appointment. They said if the lines have signs of corrosion that they would replace them, if not they would spray a protective chemical on the areas that are prone to failure.


I'll take her in, but I'm going to upgrade to SS lines eventually.

Anyone else get these notices?
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One of our members who don't get on much (Andy) got the letter. I believe he just took his in today and they sprayed the protective coating on them. From my understanding this only affects the hard lines so, the rubber hoses that are sometimes upgraded with ss lines would not be related to this recall. I'll see if i can get him come shed some light on the subject.
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Ah good info, they weren't specific, so I assumed the rubber lines were at fault since they are usually the weak points.
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I got it, but am in no rush to take my car to a dealership.
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At least recalls for Subarus are not close as bad as the recalls for other major manufacturering car companies at this point in time.

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Hey guys. Subaru service adviser here that recall has to be done in all states but they are doing the ones with heavy salt and harsh winters first. You can call your local dealer to find out if you fall in the first group. Or pm me with the last 8 of the vin and i can check for you. Basically they are going to be looking at the brake lines in a few places that are known to corrode. it there is seepage or leaking fluid, we replace the lines. if there is only rust, we spray it with an anti rust protective coating. it also it also prevents the rust from getting any worse. All in all it shouldnt take more than 45 min for them to get you done and out the door. I have done a few of them and only seen one car with moderate rust in the area specified, and it wasnt bad enough to replace the line.
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Good to hear that they are getting handled, @Epictofer , any chance you have a diagram or photo of the effected area so we can keep an eye on them ourselves before we get the recalls. Sunny in Southern California but that ocean breeze eats metal just as fast as road salts.

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I think i have the pdf file save on my desktop i maybe be able to pull the page with the picutres. where do i upload it to hahah?
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here ya go guys. i think this worked
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Thanks, Ill take a look when its not 90 degrees in the shade...

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Hey guys. Subaru service adviser here that recall has to be done in all states but they are doing the ones with heavy salt and harsh winters first. You can call your local dealer to find out if you fall in the first group. Or pm me with the last 8 of the vin and i can check for you. Basically they are going to be looking at the brake lines in a few places that are known to corrode. it there is seepage or leaking fluid, we replace the lines. if there is only rust, we spray it with an anti rust protective coating. it also it also prevents the rust from getting any worse. All in all it shouldnt take more than 45 min for them to get you done and out the door. I have done a few of them and only seen one car with moderate rust in the area specified, and it wasnt bad enough to replace the line.
Thanks for the informative info to help those effected out. Rep to you brudda!
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Yeah, I rep'd you as well, great info man.
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Thanks guys!!! if you all have any questions please feel free to ask me. i cant always get on here every day but any down time i here and lookin around
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