Subaru Recalls Vehicles Over Fire Hazard
Subaru issued a nationwide recall of 634,000 cars and SUVs as puddle lights situated beneath the doors may overheat posing fire hazards.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Subaru have not received any reports of injury so far. However, the automaker received complaints from customers about smoke coming from the lights on a small number of vehicles that led to the discovery of the problem, reports the Associated Press (AP).
The company said that water vapor can enter the puddle lights beneath the car doors and cause a short circuit that may melt the plastic inside the light causing fire. However, the AP reports that the lights are found in only 54,000 of the recalled vehicles.
According to the company, the recall includes Outback and Legacy models manufactured in 2010 and 2011. It also includes Tribeca SUVs from 2006 to 2012 and Forester SUVs from 2009 to 2012, which were sold before January 2012, reports the AP. The recall will commence in February 2013.
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