Approximately 1.3 million model-year 2014-16 Subaru Forester SUVs, model-year 2008-16 Impreza sedans, model-year 2012-16 Impreza wagons, model-year 2008-14 WRX and STI sedans, and model-year 2013-17 Crosstrek SUVs are being recalled due to issues with the brake light switch. Exposure to certain contaminants may cause the brake light switch to malfunction, preventing the brake lights from illuminating properly. It may also prevent vehicles equipped with keyless ignition from starting, as well as continuously variable automatic and automatic transmissions from being able to shift out of park, increasing the risk of a crash.
Subaru will begin notifying owners on April 29. Owners can call the automaker at 800-782-2783 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the brake light switch.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.