Recall roundup: Subaru models for fire risk image

The Japanese based automaker Subaru has recently announced a recall for some of its models, including the Forester, Legacy, Outback and Tribeca, for a possible fire risk.

According to the car manufacturer, owners of models like the Subaru Forester, the Subaru Legacy, the Subaru Outback or the Subaru Tribeca should get ready to take their rides back to the company’s dealers because they might develop a mind of their own and burst into flames because of a possible short circuit which can start with the optional puddle lights.

Subaru says that only the vehicles with the dealer installed puddle lights, lighting the ground under the doors, will be affected by this recall and because of a short circuit, the models can even catch fire. The recall was only announced in Canada for the moment and it’s affecting a total of 293 vehicles in North, but you can expect the recall to expand beyond Canada’s borders and into the United States, and eventually onto other markets, soon. The 2009 – 2012 Subaru Forester will be affected by this recall, along with the 2010 – 2011 Legacy, 2010 – 2011 Outback and 2006 – 2012 Tribeca models. If you’re the owner of one of these vehicles you should contact your local Subaru dealer.