Subaru Corporation (Subaru) has initiated a recall notice for brake light switch issue involving the following models: 2014-2016 Model Year (MY) Forester, 2008-2016 MY Impreza, 2011-2014 MY WRX (4-Door), and 2012-2017 MY Subaru XV.
Subaru stated that silicone gas from certain consumer products may seep through the housing of the brake light switch. As a result, functions related to the brake light switch i.e. Brake Light, Transmission Interlock, Ignition Interlock, Vehicle Dynamics Control and EyeSight, will stop operating. If the defect occurs, the brake lights will not light up and may cause other road users to be unaware of the driver’s intention to stop the vehicle. This could increase the risk of accidental collisions.
Motor Image will work closely with affected customers to replace the brake light switch and related parts, free of charge, as the company is committed to the highest safety standards and quality driving experience for all customers. Motor Image and Subaru Corporation are in constant contact for relevant updates and Motor Image will notify affected customers accordingly.