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2016 SUBARU FORESTER Recall - Campaign #19V149000

 
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2016 SUBARU FORESTER RECALL - #19V149000

RECALL FOR EXTERIOR LIGHTING : BRAKE LIGHTS : SWITCH

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Forester, 2008-2016 Impreza sedans, 2012-2016 Impreza station wagons, 2008-2014 WRX sedans (including STI), and 2013-2017 Crosstrek vehicles. Exposure to certain contaminants may cause the brake light switch to malfunction, preventing the brake lights from illuminating and also preventing keyless ignition vehicles from starting and CVT/automatic transmissions from being able to be shifted out of Park.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2016 SUBARU FORESTER
Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufactured between 12/18/2012 - 4/28/2016
Recalled on 3/1/2019
Influenced by Subaru of America, Inc.
Owners Notified on 4/15/2019
# Affected 1,303,530
Recalled for EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
 
Description Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Forester, 2008-2016 Impreza sedans, 2012-2016 Impreza station wagons, 2008-2014 WRX sedans (including STI), and 2013-2017 Crosstrek vehicles. Exposure to certain contaminants may cause the brake light switch to malfunction, preventing the brake lights from illuminating and also preventing keyless ignition vehicles from starting and CVT/automatic transmissions from being able to be shifted out of Park.
Consequences Brake lights that do not illuminate properly will not alert other drivers that the vehicle is slowing or stopping, increasing the risk of crash.
Corrective action Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch, free of charge. The recall began April 15, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUE-90.
Notes Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
See also 2016 SUBARU FORESTER Recall for ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, ENGINE, GASOLINE, TURBO-CHARGER

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