Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback vehicles, certain model year 2006 through 2012 Tribeca vehicles sold before January 2012, and certain model year 2009 through 2012 Forester vehicles sold before January 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. Up to 53,999 of these vehicles may have been equipped with accessory puddle lights that, when illuminated, brighten the area under the doors of the vehicle. A short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s).
The following vehicles are included in the recall:
- 2009-2012 SUBARU / FORESTER
- 2010-2011 SUBARU / LEGACY
- 2010-2011 SUBARU / OUTBACK
- 2006-2012 SUBARU / TRIBECA