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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2015, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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... they're waxing your break lining ~

... the great Subaru ear wax recall:

Subaru Recalls Roughly 200,000 Vehicles for Brake Line Corrosion

Subaru execs caught red-handed, selling-out the most loyal customer following in the history of the auto industry, choose to affect repair to substandard brake lining they previously cut cost on, not by upgrading the brake lining to corrosion proof alloy, but instead, by dabbing a little wax, only in states where roads are salted during wintertime.

In states where they don't salt roads, feel free to continue driving your Subaru equipped with the cheap, shoddy hydraulic brake lining they never told you about.

First time in internet history, Subaru execs are no longer taking our e-mail (e.g. toggle "e-mail us"):

http://www.subaru.com/customer-support.html

Subaru execs have toggled off their form-mail -- asj.

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Has anyone had to replace their lines?

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this doesn't affect the outback models. from the article...

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: The recall involves model-year 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Forester models.
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I was curious, I have a 2009 Forester also that is under the recall.
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... the great Subaru ear wax recall:

Subaru Recalls Roughly 200,000 Vehicles for Brake Line Corrosion

Subaru execs caught red-handed, selling-out the most loyal customer following in the history of the auto industry, choose to affect repair to substandard brake lining they previously cut cost on, not by upgrading the brake lining to corrosion proof alloy, but instead, by dabbing a little wax, only in states where roads are salted during wintertime.

In states where they don't salt roads, feel free to continue driving your Subaru equipped with the cheap, shoddy hydraulic brake lining they never told you about.
Pretty inflammatory rhetoric there asjoseph. When I read the story linked in the post, it seemed like MotorTrend was treating it a lot more lightly than the OP. No mention of any execs being caught red-handed or selling out loyal customers with some scam sub-standard repair. Unlike the OP, MotorTrend reported it like any one of dozens of recalls announced by every auto maker every month.

To quote the article, "The Fix: Subaru will notify owners and will repair the brake line system free of charge at dealerships. An anti-corrosion wax on the four-way joint connector area of the brake line should fix the problem." OMG! They found an inexpensive less time consuming effective method to avoid getting rust on some portion of the vehicle!

Um, I will continue to drive my Subaru OUTBACK because it must not be equipped with the cheap, shoddy hydraulic brake lining they never told me about. Because it is not one of the vehicles covered by this routine recall. It was covered when my dashboard melted while the car was owned in FL. Subaru replaced the dash along with thousands of others well past the warranty because they stand by their products. My 2000 Outback had a recall for corrosion on some rear suspension components. They cleaned and sprayed the bits with anti-corrosion paint and my car is still driving without the rear suspension rusted through at over 225K miles. I'm sure their brake line repair will suffice as well.

In fact, the only vehicle I had brake line trouble with, was my 2003 Chevy Suburban. Lines rusted through in several places and nearly caused an accident with my entire family in the car. Unfortunately, Chevrolet did not have a recall before that near tragedy. Good thing Subaru is on top of this one.

Why is this even on an Outback site? BTW, the email is working fine for me. Maybe their site was down when you were trying to contact them about this "conspiracy."
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Set the Wayback machine to the year 2000 Sherman... when Little Red was problem free.
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Is this different than the one a couple years ago on Outbacks?

My other Subarus are Subarus.


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Man, I remember when my Chevy had brake lines rot out when the vehicle was 8 years old from using sub-standard material.

Chevy denied it was their responsibility and the NHTSA backed them up on the issue.

Subaru is doing a lot better.
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congrats for observing this was 2 yrs old post... oh wait
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They are not waxing brake linings, they are rust proofing/waxing brake lines. Wax on brake linings would be bad!
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The OP's post is close to hysterical handwaving coupled with poor spelling and grammar. Hyperbolic at best.

thanks for link but - jeesh
+1......but does seem to happen quite a bit in these forum.

Like the previous poster the only issue I've had with brake lines was my son's '01 Silverado. They rusted out after about 10 years.


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