Subaru is recalling more than 47,000 vehicles because the key fob that remotely starts the engine on certain vehicles could potentially start on thei own.
The recall includes certain 2010-2012 Legacy and Outback vehicles that have an automatic or CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter accessory, and 2013 Legacy and Outback vehicles that have received replacement RES fobs. It also includes certain 2012-2013 Impreza vehicle.
NHTSA says if the RES fob is dropped, the fob may malfunction and randomly start the engine without anyone pressing the button. The government warns the engine could continue to start and stop until the fob battery goes dead or the vehicle runs out of fuel.
Subaru will notify owners and dealers, and will replace the RES key fobs free of charge.
Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
The recall campaign number is WQF-42