It’s not a good time when an automaker has to recall a vehicle, especially when it’s brand new, or in this case redesigned. But so it goes with the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza. It’s the first Impreza, by the way, to be built in the United States.
The automaker is recalling more than 25,000 new Imprezas because of a technical problem involving the infotainment system, and specifically the backup camera display. There’s a bug in the software creating a glitch in the system and the display may not work right.
“If the rearview camera image is not displayed or the image freezes, it does not provide an additional view of the area behind the vehicle to the driver when the vehicle is in reverse,” the company says. “As a result, there is an increased risk of injury or a crash.”
Subaru will update the software to fix the problem.
Ironically, last fall Subaru told Automotive News it was stepping up quality control after increased recalls as the company experiences a growth spurt.