Which vehicles are impacted by the WTV-81 recall?

This recall impacts 2010 - 2014 Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback models with manual transmissions.  Models with automatic transmissions are not included in this recall.   

Description of the Electronic Parking Brake Actuator Safety Recall:

The Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) Actuator recall was initiated due to a component with a manufacturer defect in a circuit board located in the control unit of the EPB.  Over time a capacitor on the circuit board or the actuator stroke sensor magnetic ring may crack.  If either component develops a crack, owners would notice a brake warning lamp illuminate on the dashboard.  This would indicate that the EPB may not engage as intended.  The sedans and SUVs impacted by this defect have a potential safety risk if the transmission shift lever is not left in the proper position when parked.  The EPB may not properly engage and the vehicle could roll.

How is this Subaru recall fixed and how long will it take?

To address this issue a replacement capacitor was created using more durable material using an improved manufacturing process.  Replacement of this component should be performed by a certified Subaru technician at a Subaru dealership.  The Evergreen service team is ready to help you address the issue.  The recall parts are in stock and the repair will take approximately two hours.

Subaru Electronic Parking Brake Actuator recall diagram
2012 Subaru Legacy
What should I do if I think my vehicle is affected?
Call Evergreen Subaru's Service Center at (207) 513-3939 to verify that the recall does apply to you and to schedule an appointment.