Subaru has issued a recall for its Impreza small car in Australia this week, due to a potential problem with the reversing camera.
The software for the safety device may freeze while the vehicle is in ‘reverse’, meaning the image on the infotainment screen will not be a true representation of the area behind the vehicle.
Should this occur, drivers may proceed to reverse with a false belief that the area behind them is clear.
Affected models were manufactured for the 2017 model-year, and 4312 vehicles are on the recall list for Australia.
The recall process will see the associated software updated, taking around 0.6 hours to complete at no charge to owners.
Subaru will attempt to contact affected owners shortly, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer or phone Subaru Australia on 1300 550 994.
Meanwhile Fiat has also issued a recall in Australia this week, targeting its Ducato work van.
Ducatos fitted with the 2.3 litre Multijet engine, built between December 2016 and January of this year, may be susceptible to camshaft problems. A total of 56 vehicles are affected in Australia.
The camshaft may crack while the engine is in use, due to “a non-compliance of the material during production process”.
A damaged camshaft may cause the engine to stall unexpectedly, creating a hazard for the vehicle occupants and other road users.
Fiat will attempt to contact affected owner shortly, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer.
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