A car that is part of the Subaru recall

Subaru is recalling 71,190 of its 2018 BRZ and Legacy cars and Outback wagons because a software problem can cause the screen that displays the view from the rearview camera to remain blank, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The automaker says it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this problem. 

The Details

Vehicles involved: 71,190 vehicles, including:

  • 2018 Legacy sedans and Outback wagons built from May 18, 2017, through July 23, 2018.
  • 2018 BRZ coupes built from Aug. 29, 2017, through Aug. 30, 2018.

The problem: A software error may leave the screen that displays the view from the rearview camera blank.

The fix: Dealers will update the software at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Affected owners can call Subaru at 844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WTZ-85.

NHTSA’s campaign number: 18V935.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: The NHTSA website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

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