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Subaru Recalls 47K Cars Over Self-Starting Risk

Defective key fobs could cause cars to start on their own


subaru logoSubaru is recalling 47,000 vehicles over a defect that could lead to the car to self-start.

The defect — caused by an issue with the remote starter on the key fob — could cause a safety risk should the cars start independently of their owners, reports The New York Times.

The cars subject to the recall are the 2010-12 Subaru Legacy sedan, the 2010-12 Subari Outback wagon, the 2012 Subaru Impreza and the 2013 Subaru Crosstrek. The voluntary recall was announced by Subaru in a report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In the report, Subaru says that if the key fob is dropped or otherwise damaged, it could later start the vehicles without the owner’s decision. The reports goes on to say, “If that occurs when the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, such as a garage, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up, which may pose a safety hazard.”

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