Subaru recalls 47,000 self-starting cars and SUVs
Subaru recall: Subaru will replace the keys for almost 50,000 Outbacks, Imprezas, Legacies, and Crosstreks that can start themselves if the key fob is dropped.
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Subaru of America is recalling more than 47,000 cars and SUVs with remote starters because the engines can start on their own.
Subaru says that if the key fob is dropped, it can malfunction and start the engine. The motor will run for up to 15 minutes, but could continue to start and stop until the car runs out of gas or the fob battery dies. If the cars are parked in a garage, there's a risk of carbon monoxide buildup.
The cars all have automatic or continuously variable transmissions. Subaru dealers will replace the fobs free of charge.
The company said Thursday that there have been no issues with carbon monoxide.