Subaru plans biggest-ever global recall over brake lights

Subaru recalls Forester, Impreza, WRX and XV over brake light switch issue - Malaysian cars affected

Subaru recalls Forester, Impreza, WRX and XV over brake light switch issue - Malaysian cars affected

It appears trouble could be brewing for millions of Subaru owners.

Subaru Corp plans to recall around 2.3 million vehicles globally over a brake light problem, in what would be the automaker's biggest-ever recall as it grapples with a series of quality-related issues following rapid expansion. Subaru will instruct its dealers to replace the switch for free on the recalled vehicles. Here are the specifics.

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The problem has to with a brake light issue. The recall impacts 2.26 million vehicles across the globe. Some cleaning or detailing products containing silicon might leave residue that could seep inside the components that serve to switch on the brake light in question. If this occurs, the brake lights will not light up and may cause other drivers to be unaware of the driver's intention to stop the vehicle and could increase the risk of accidental collisions.

The automaker told Consumer Reports that there have been approximately 20 reported incidents related to this issue. This could interfere not just with the normal functioning of the brake lights but also the ignition system. "Motor Image is in constant contact with Subaru Corporation for any further updates and will notify affected customers accordingly", said the company in a media statement. Subaru says there have been no accidents reported in connection with the problem. If all of the identified vehicles are recalled, it would be the automaker's biggest in terms of affected units, excluding the ongoing Takata airbag recall.

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