Failure to display the rearview image while backing up increases the risk of crash.

Visibility — Rearview Mirrors/Devices

Date Announced
DEC 31, 2018
Vehicles Affected
71,190
Subaru Recall #
WTZ-85
NHTSA Campaign #
18V935000
Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2018 Legacy, Outback, and BRZ vehicles. In the affected vehicles, a software issue may cause the audio display system to not initialize, resulting in the camera display remaining blank. If this occurs, the rearview image will not display while backing up the vehicle. As a result, the vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety (FMVSS) number 111, "Rearview Mirrors."
Actions
Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will reprogram the audio system display software, free of charge. The recall began on February 5, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WTZ-85.