A Subaru Outback is presented during the press day for the 85th Geneva International Motor Show on March 3, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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By Benjamin Snyder
June 26, 2015

Subaru has announced it’s recalling 72,000 of its vehicles due to a problem with their automatic braking system.

The company told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the issue affects its 2015 year models Impreza, Crosstrek, Legacy and Outback, as well as the 2016 WRX, with the optional Eyesight Driver Assist System. That system offers several automated driver safety features.

“If the switch that activates the brake lights fails, the automatic pre-collision braking component of the driver assist system will not function,” Subaru said in its notice to the NHTSA.

Subaru has not reported any accidents or injuries as a result of the malfunction, Consumerist reports. The company is notifying owners of the affected models and offering a free fix.


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