Subaru has announced a voluntary recall of 47,419 vehicles due to the Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) that may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
According to the recall notice, the engine may involuntarily start and run up to fifteen minutes and if the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-on that may cause asphyxiation, potentially leading to a vehicle crash. The recalls affects the following vehicles that are equipped with the RES key fobs
- Model year 2012 Subaru Impreza manufactured 2012 through 2013
- Model year 2010 Subaru Legacy manufactured 2010 through 2013
- Model year 2010 Subaru Outback manufactured 2010 through 2013
- Model year 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek manufactured in 2013
Under the recall notice, Subaru will notify owners and dealers will replace the RES key fobs, and it will be performed free of charge. For additional information, owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
If you’ve been severely injured by a recalled product, defective product attorneys may be able to help you pursue a claim for compensation. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.