Safety Recall: WUE-90 Brake Lamp Switch Replacement – 2008-2017 Subaru

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V149
Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,303,530

 

Brake Lights May Not Illuminate

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

 

Summary

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Forester, 2008-2016 Impreza sedans, 2012-2016 Impreza station wagons, 2008-2014 WRX sedans (including STI), and 2013-2017 Crosstrek vehicles. Exposure to certain contaminants may cause the brake light switch to malfunction, preventing the brake lights from illuminating and also preventing keyless ignition vehicles from starting and CVT/automatic transmissions from being able to be shifted out of Park.

 

Remedy

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.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Subaru has a Recall


Subarunet Announcement

March 1, 2019

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RCMN-19V149-0857.pdf

Download (PDF, 174KB)


Chronology of Defect / Noncompliance Determination

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RMISC-19V149-7975.pdf

Download (PDF, 99KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

March 4, 2019

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RCAK-19V149-6451.pdf

Download (PDF, 299KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V149&docType=RCL


 

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