Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited — Subaru MY18 Liberty and Outback Vehicles
What are the defects?
The driving range indicator may provide inaccurate information about the distance that may be driven before refuelling, due to a programming error in the Combination Meter Display (CMD) unit. The low fuel warning light will still illuminate when the fuel level is critically low.
What are the hazards?
Drivers who rely solely on the indicated driving range (without reference to the fuel level indicator), may inadvertently run out of fuel. If a vehicle runs out of fuel, the engine will stall and may not be able to be restarted. Inability to restart a stalled engine could cause a safety risk to the vehicle occupants and/or other road users.
What should consumers do?
Known owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by mail and advised to not rely solely on the CMD driving range indicator until the unit has been reprogrammed.
Once reprogramming equipment is available for the repair (expected February 2019), Subaru will contact owners again requesting them to present their vehicle to their preferred Subaru dealer for the rectification work to be carried out free of charge.
Drivers should refuel when the low fuel warning light illuminates or when the gauge reaches the quarter full mark.
For further information, contact your nearest Subaru dealership or the Subaru Recall Customer Relations Team on 1300 550 994 (Monday to Friday 8am-8pm; Saturday 8.30am-5pm AEST) or emailing email@example.com
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