As you can expect, we hear about a variety of problems drivers face with their vehicles. During these particularly wet winters, many folks complain about water leaking into outside lights. Now, Subaru is calling for a massive recall of their vehicles because they fear moisture can seep into their puddle lights and cause a short circuit, which could melt the lighting housing and possibly create a fire.
54,000 Subaru cars are equipped with these special puddle lights, however to ensure that no driver is at risk, the Subaru recall includes over 600,000 vehicles including 2010 and 2011 Outback and Legacy Models, 2006 through 2012 Tribeca models, and 2009-2012 Forester Models.
The Subaru recall is expected to begin in February. Subaru will install an additional fuse at no cost to the driver. The recall came to light when drivers were complaining about smoke coming from the puddle lights. According to the National Highway and Traffic Administration, the problem never resulted in any accidents, fires, or crashes.
If you have complained three or more times about smoke coming from your Subaru lights, or if you have repeatedly brought any issue to your Subaru dealer, you may have a claim under State Lemon Laws or the Federal Warranty Law. You could be entitled to a new car, a repurchase or significant monetary compensation. Feel free to fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon form by clicking here. We will gladly to review your claim and determine if you are entitled to remedy.