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Written by AskTheLawyers.com™ on behalf of Brian D. Chase with Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.
Recalls are common, particularly in the automotive industry. What many consumers do not know, however, is how to tell if your vehicle is affected by a recall. This information is not as accessible as you would think. This is the case for a current planned recall involving Subaru. Here’s everything you need to know.
The defective inventory includes 2008 to 2017 Imprezas and Forester SUVs featuring a defective brakelight switch that can affect the ignition.
How did this occur with Subaru’s line of Imprezas and Foresters? According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, certain chemical compounds found in household products—such as cosmetics, fabric softener and car polish—may have caused the malfunction. In essence, if that made the vehicles defective, the responsibility still falls on the auto manufacturer to correct the problem. However, the recall is still in the planning stages and has yet to officially roll out. More details are expected to be announced in the coming months.
Want to learn what you should do about the planned Subaru. Simply visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls for further information if you hear about the recall rollout in the future. It’s smart to check the site regularly as you never know what could be discovered, and automakers are legally required to issue out information on recalls.
Once you receive any letter issuing a recall—if you do, as that’s not a guarantee—simply follow the instructions within the copy. It most likely will tell you to visit your local dealer for immediate repairs. Whether you received a letter or not, a dealer is required to make the repair for free. If you do, in fact, have the vehicle within those specified years, legally you’re entitled to that repair.
It's important to get the issue remedied as soon as possible. When it comes to defective auto parts, you’re better safe than sorry.
Written on behalf of Brian Chase by AskTheLawyers.com™