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2011 Outback 2.5i Wagon EQUIPMENT Recall

On February 25, 2013, the NHTSA and Subaru announced the recall of this model for problems relating to the vehicle’s EQUIPMENT. Learn more about this problem below.
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2011 Outback 2.5i Wagon EQUIPMENT Recall

Recall ID # 13V061000 - EQUIPMENT
Recall Date
FEB 25, 2013

Model Affected
2011 SUBARU OUTBACK

Recall Summary
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with an automatic or CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, certain model year 2012-2013 Impreza vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, and certain model year 2013 XV Crosstrek vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory. Additionally included are certain model year 2013 Legacy and Outback vehicles that may have received replacement RES fobs. If the RES fob is dropped, the fob may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button.

Defect Consenquence
The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to fifteen minutes. The engine may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted, or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause headaches, dizziness or, in extreme cases, unconsciousness and/or asphyxiation.

Remedy
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RES key fobs, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

Units Affected
47419

Notes
Subaru of America, Inc. WQF-42
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