Subaru recalls 10,000 2014 Foresters for bad carpeted floor mats

2014 Subaru Forester XT

Perhaps taking a page out of their parent company Toyota, or even avoiding their debacles altogether, Subaru is already recalling their newest offering, the 2014 Forester. In all, about 10,000 crossover utility vehicles were affected.

The vehicles are being recalled for the carpeted floor mats that may curl up, due to the heat inside of the vehicle (which can usually be hotter than the exterior, especially with black interiors). This is due to the resin compound that was used in the floor mat backing, which was not made properly, according to a filing by Subaru with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If the floor mats curl up, they could cause interference with the accelerator, brake, and possible clutch (on Foresters equipped with the manual transmission), increasing the risk of the vehicle being involved in an accident. Vehicles affected by the recall will have all four carpeted floor mats replaced at no charge to the owner. If you would like to contact your local dealership to verify whether or not your Forester was involved in the latest Subaru recall, you may do so ahead of time…just be sure to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) handy. This is located either at the bottom right hand corner of the windshield, or on the driver’s side doorjamb. Another place that it might be is on your insurance policy card.

Subaru is a division of Fuji Heavy Industries, with Toyota Motor Company as major shareholder, owning approximately twenty percent of the Japanese automaker.

 

Source: Chicago Tribune

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