2014 Subaru Forester Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    13V159000
    Recall Date
    04/24/2013
    Component
    EQUIPMENT
    Summary

    SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2014 FORESTER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 2013 THROUGH MARCH 2013. THE BACKING FOR THE CARPETED FLOOR MATS WAS NOT MANUFACTURED TO SPECIFICATION. AS A RESULT, THE FLOOR MATS MAY CURL WHEN EXPOSED TO HEAT.

    Consequence

    CURLING OF THE DRIVER SIDE FLOOR MAT COULD DISTRACT THE DRIVER AND/OR INTERFERE WITH PROPER OPERATION OF ONE OR A COMBINATION OF, THE VEHICLE'S CLUTCH, BRAKE, AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS. BRAKE OR ACCELERATOR PEDAL INTERFERENCE MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH.

    What Owners Should Do

    SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE EACH OF THE VEHICLE'S FOUR (4) CARPETED FLOOR MATS WITH NEW ONES. THESE SERVICES WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. SUBARU ISSUED AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION DURING APRIL 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783. SUBARU'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS WQH-44.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
Every recall is serious, so it’s important that you contact an authorized service center as soon as possible to make an appointment to get it fixed.