Subaru made the announcement this morning that it is recalling about 633,842 vehicles due to an issue with the fuse in a puddle light. The company believes that this fuse may short-circuit, thus causing a fire. The vehicles affected by this recall include: Subaru Legacy and Outback which were made in 2010 and 2011, Tribeca which accounts for the models in 2006 through 2012, and all of the Forester models made between 2009 and 2012.
Subarus spokesperson, Michael McHale, cites that the largest concern arises when there is moisture present in road salt, which would potentially start a fire if the moisture infiltrates the lamp housing making contact with the circuit board.
Subaru believes that only about 54,000 of their vehicles actually have the lamp accessory within them, however, the recall stretches beyond that number as a safety precaution. Subaru representatives state that those who own a Subaru model listed above must contact their local dealers about the puddle lamp to receive a smaller fuse which will correct the issue.
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