Subaru Recalls "Zombie" Cars That May Start on Their Own
Unfortunately it's not just a horror film, but a serious problem that the Japanese carmaker has to take care of with a 50,000 vehicle recall.
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), the problem can occur for the 2010-2013 Legacy, 2010-2013 Outback and 2012-2013 Impreza models, all fitted with automatic or CVT transmission, and Audiovox RES (Remote Engine Starter).
"The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to fifteen minutes. The engine may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted, or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause asphyxiation", Subaru said in statement. Yikes is right...
47,419 vehicles are said to be affected by the recall in the US, while 2,819 more will be checked in Canada. The RES key fobs will be replaced free of charge starting April.