Several 2015 models released by Subaru have been recalled due to a faulty automatic braking system. Subaru’s Driver Assist System includes an automatic braking system when obstacles are found in the road. While the driver is still able to manually brake, the driver reports show an increased risk of an accident due to the malfunction.
The new Subarus use the Eyesight active safety system that uses cameras to bring cars to a stop when traveling under 30 mph. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a warning light will signal to the driver that there is an obstruction in the road. However, the automatic breaking system fails to register the obstacle and function properly. This endangers the driver and passengers in the vehicle when a driver expects their vehicle to function properly and does not manually brake.
More than 72,000 cars were recalled, including the 2015 models of the Impreza, Legacy, Outback, and XV Crosstrek. Car dealerships are able to correct the auto defect with a simple software update.
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