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Subaru recalls 1.3 million vehicles with brake light issue

The brake light switch may malfunction, preventing the brake lights from illuminating

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Subaru of America is recalling 1,303,530 model year 2014-2016 Foresters, model year 2008-2016 Impreza sedans, model year 2012-2016 Impreza station wagons, model year 2008-2014 WRX sedans (including STI), and model year 2013-2017 Crosstreks.

Exposure to certain contaminants may cause the brake light switch to malfunction, preventing the brake lights from illuminating. This could also prevent keyless ignition vehicles from starting and CVT/automatic transmissions from being able to be shifted out of Park.

Brake lights that do not illuminate properly will not alert other drivers that the vehicle is slowing or stopping, increasing the risk of crash.

What to do

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin April 29, 2019.

Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUE-90.

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