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2009 SUBARU IMPREZA RECALL (EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH)

Make: Subaru
Model Year: 2009
Model: IMPREZA
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V149000
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 1,303,530
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 02/28/2019
Record Creation Date: 03/01/2019

2009 Subaru IMPREZA DEFECT SUMMARY

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Forester, 2008-2016 Impreza sedans, 2012-2016 Impreza station wagons, 2008-2014 WRX sedans (including STI), and 2013-2017 Crosstrek vehicles. Exposure to certain contaminants may cause the brake light switch to malfunction, preventing the brake lights from illuminating and also preventing keyless ignition vehicles from starting and CVT/automatic transmissions from being able to be shifted out of Park.

2009 Subaru IMPREZA DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

Brake lights that do not illuminate properly will not alert other drivers that the vehicle is slowing or stopping, increasing the risk of crash.

2009 Subaru IMPREZA RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 29, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUE-90.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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