Subaru to recall over 14,000 SUVs in China

BEIJING — Japanese car maker Subaru will recall more than 14,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) on the Chinese mainland over flaws in their electronic parking brake (EPB) systems, China’s quality watchdog said Friday.

The recall, starting on April 13, involves 14,802 imported Outback models produced between Oct. 3, 2014 and Aug. 31, 2015, according to a statement from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

The faulty systems may damage brake motors, making the cars unable to be restarted, the administration said.

Subaru will notify all affected customers and upgrade their EPB systems for free, according to the statement. PNA/Xinhua/