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Subaru Recalls Vehicles That May Start Inadvertently

Subaru has recently issued a recall for several vehicles over an issue that could eventually pose an asphyxiation hazard to consumers.

The reports show that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a recall statement concerning all units of the 2012 and 2013 Impreza, the 2013 XV Crosstrek and the 2010 through 2013 Legacy and Outback models over a potential issue with the vehicles’ Audiovox remote engine starter. The federal agency has stated that the transmission comes with a starter accessory that could fail by being dropped, which could cause a random request, leading the engine to start inadvertently.

If that occurs while the vehicle is parked, the engine may run until the car runs out of gas, which could increase the risk of a carbon monoxide build-up, posing a health hazard to consumers.

Although no incidents or injuries have been reported in association with this recall up to this moment, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued this announcement claiming that the firm is having all vehicles repaired for free at authorized dealers in the near future. The official recall campaign should begin in April.

For more information on this particular recall issued by Subaru and the full recall announcement, follow this link.

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