Subaru Recall for Vehicle Fire Hazard

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jan 03, 2013 in Defective Products

Arizona residents who own a Subaru are warned of a massive recall of about 633,842 vehicles across the nation. Subaru made an announcement today that over a half a million of their vehicles may be at risk for a potential fire hazard. The small accessory lamp located in many of their models has a problem with a fuse that can potentially short-circuit and start a fire.

Subaru has issued a recall for the Legacy and Outback models from 2010 and 2011, the Tribeca models from 2006 to 2012, and the Forester models made from 2009 to 2012. While the company believes that only 54,000 of these vehicles are subject to a potential hazard, the recall serves as a safety precaution to all Subaru owners.

A spokesperson from the company stated that the issue arises when road salts, which maintain moisture levels, get into the lamp housing in the vehicle. When this moisture makes any contact with the circuit board, the fuse may ignite a fire. Currently, no accidents or injuries have been reported in connection to this recall.

If you or a loved one own a Subaru and have experienced any issues with the lamp, Phillips Law Group is here to help. Contact our product liability department in our Phoenix office as soon as possible to learn more.

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