New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Subaru recall: 72 000 cars to be checked

2015-06-26 13:17

GLOBAL RECALL: Subaru has recalled about 72 000 of its 2015 model-year products - including the Outback (above) - to fix a potential brake-failure problem. Image: Subaru

DETROIT, Michigan - Subaru is recalling 2015 model-year vehicles to fix a software problem that could cause the automatic brakes to fail.

The recall covers about 72 000 Outback, Legacy, Impreza and XV Crosstrek models equipped with the company's Eyesight Driver Assist system.


If a switch that turns on the brake lights fails than the automatic brakes won't work and the car won't react to an obstacle. Subaru says in documents posted by US safety regulators that the problem can increase the risk of a crash.

The problem was discovered in the development of new vehicles. Subaru says it could take too long for the car to tell the driver that the assist system shouldn't be used.

Dealers will reprogram the system for free. No dates have been scheduled to notify owners.

 • South African owners can rest easy - the Eyesight system is not offered in South Africa. Drive safe!


There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.