Subaru Recalls Several Models Due to Remote-Start Malfunction

Subaru XV Crosstrek 2013 | Official Website

Subaru XV Crosstrek 2013 | Official Website

There were reports that Subaru is recalling several Impreza, Legacy, Outback and XV Crosstrek models due to remote-start malfunction. The said malfunction causes these vehicles to start up on their own.

Subaru Vehicles’ Remote-Start Malfunction

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a number of Impreza, Legacy, Outback, and XV Crosstrek models from Subaru have a remote-start malfunction. This malfunction may make the cars to start and stop on their own. That is unless the vehicle’s key fob battery dies or it runs out of gas.

NHTSA warns that when the cars with remote-start malfunction are parked in an enclosed area, it could cause carbon monoxide build-up. This can result to headache, dizziness, or asphyxiation.

The recall involves 2010-2012 Outback and Legacy models, 2012-2013 Impreza, and 2013 XV Crosstrek. However, only the CVT versions of the said models with Audiovox remote engine starters are affected by the recall.

In relation to this, Subaru will notify the affected owners and the car dealers will replace the car’s RES key fobs without charge. The recall is expected to start by the end of April 2013. Owners can also contact Subaru at (800) 782-2783 for more details.

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