Subaru Recalls 630K Vehicles Over Puddle Light Fire Risk

Law360, New York (January 4, 2013, 2:38 PM EST) -- Subaru of America Inc. is recalling more than 630,000 vehicles after discovering that a faulty light system in certain Outback and Legacy cars and Tribeca and Forester sport utility vehicles could cause the doors to catch fire, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday.

Accessory puddle lights in the vehicles, which illuminate the areas under the doors, are at risk of developing a short circuit when road spray containing salt hits the light and reaches the circuit board, eventually damaging the plastic and possibly leading...
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