Subaru Plans To Recall 2.3 Million Vehicles Globally For Brake Light Problem – Largest Recall In The Company’s History

2017 Subaru Impreza

The recall impacts Impreza and Forester over A 10-year span.

Subaru will instigate the largest recall in the company’s history, according to a recent Reuters report. The recall impacts 2 million vehicles in the United States, as well as 300,000 units in Japan. Apart from the Takata airbag recall, which affects virtually every manufacturer, this latest recall is the largest in Subaru’s history.

2014 Subaru Forester
The recall affects Impreza and Forester models. [Photo: Subaru]

The company told Reuters it is recalling 2 million Impreza and Forester models in the United States, as well as 300,000 units in Japan. The affected vehicles were built over nearly a decade-long span, between 2008 and 2017. In January, Subaru halted production at its Gunma plant in Japan for nearly two weeks over power steering part defects. Last year, the company issued a recall of its boxer engines for valve spring issues, and it admitted to tampering with fuel economy data for cars it sold in Japan.

This latest issue stems from a brake light switch problem. According to the Reuters report, a fault in the brake light switch can lead to ignition problems. Subaru hasn’t announced more details beyond that, but we’ll provide any updates as they become available.