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Subaru Recalls Nearly 96,000 Vehicles Over Lighting Issue

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Subaru is recalling 95,800 of its vehicles over an issue that may prevent the reverse lights and rearview camera image from appearing.

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Affected vehicles include model-year 2021 Crosstrek and model-year 2022 Forester SUVs, as well as model-year 2021-23 Legacy sedans and Outback wagons. The issue is with an insufficient weld that may allow water to enter the inhibitor switch and cause it to become inoperative. A faulty inhibitor switch may prevent the reverse lights from illuminating and/or the rearview camera from displaying, increasing the risk of a crash.

To fix the issue, dealers will replace the inhibitor switch for free. Owners will be notified by mail Jan. 8, 2024, but those with further questions can call Subaru at 800-782-2783 (Subaru’s number for this recall is WRQ-23), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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