DETRIOT (WKOW) -- A lighting issue is to blame for a recall of more than 600,000 Subaru vehicles in the United States. U.S. safety regulators say, the lighting problems could lead to smoke or fire
The Subaru recall, owned by Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, potentially affects some Forester vehicles from model years 2009 through 2012, all Legacy and Outback vehicles from model years 2010 through 2012, and some Tribeca vehicles from model years 2006 through 2012, according to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The 633,842 vehicles potentially affected by the recall may be equipped with accessory puddle lights that when lit brighten the areas under the doors, according to NHTSA documents.
A Subaru spokesman said the recall involves only 53,999 cars equipped with the lights, but the wider number of owners must be alerted because the company does not know which cars have them.
There have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue, but there was one report of smoke, the spokesman said. Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional harness, the NHTSA said. The recall is expected to begin next month.