Subaru has recalled nearly 4600 vehicles to fix a fault that could inadvertently disable its EyeSight safety system, and more than 800 new Nissan Murano crossovers are under recall for defective anti-lock braking actuators.
In the Subaru recall, which affects the Legacy sedan, Impreza sedan and hatchback, and Outback and XV Crosstrek crossovers, the culprit is a faulty brake pedal switch that can unexpectedly disable the automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and pre-collision braking functions of the company’s EyeSight safety system, without the driver’s knowledge. Just like any car with cruise control, applying the brakes in an EyeSight-equipped Subie cancels the system’s operation; in the case of the recalled cars, the driver may think the system is still engaged when, in fact, it is not, which could lead to a crash. Dealer techs will reprogram the EyeSight system.
The Murano campaign focuses on the same component as the Lexus NX recall detailed here. A faulty ABS actuator may lead to a loss of vehicle stability under hard braking, increasing the risk of a crash. Nissan dealers will inspect the ABS actuator and replace it if necessary.
Finally, a dozen (literally, 12) examples of Jaguar’s F-Type sports car left the factory with the wrong rear suspension stabilizer bar installed. This can confuse the car’s stability control system and lead to a loss of control. Dealers will replace the stabilizer bar with the correct one.