Two different recalls have been announced by Subaru and Porsche, with the first one experiencing problems with the remote start key fobs and the other for a defect in the exhaust tailpipe.
According to the Japanese based automaker, a total of 2,813 units of the XV Crosstrek, 2012 – 2013 Impreza and Legacy and the 2010 – 2013 Outback will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers. Subaru says that the affected vehicles have a problem with the key fobs, which might fire up the engine unexpectedly if they have been dropped, increasing the risk of a crash or injury. The company’s dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the key fobs free of charge. The models mentioned above are affected in Canada but a recall in the U.S. might be announced soon too.
Besides the Subaru vehicles, the Porsche models have a problem of their own. According to the German based automaker, a total of 111 units of the Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera 4, from the 2013 model year, are being affected by a problem with the exhaust tailpipe. Porsche says that the tailpipe can fracture and fall off the muffler. This doesn’t pose as a risk to the driver or to other cars but it might change the exhaust note. Again, this recall has been announced in Canada, but it’s expected to be expanded to the U.S.