Subaru is recalling about 200,000 Legacy and Outback all-wheel-drive vehicles to fix brake problems. The Subaru recall affects cars from the 2005 through 2009 model years sold in 20 states and Washington, where salt is used to clear roads in the winter.
February car sales were slightly weaker than January, but they were stronger than last year by 7 percent. Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, and General Motors saw their sales rise, while Honda and Nissan saw declines.
Subaru recall involves nearly 634,000 late-model Legacys, Outbacks, Tribecas, and Foresters. Vehicles with faulty exterior lights on doors – 'puddle lights' – could be affected by the Subaru recall.
Gas prices have come down an average 38 cents a gallon in the past seven weeks. Gas prices could fall another 25 cents by mid-July.