Japan’s Subaru plans biggest-ever global recall over brake lights

Japan's Subaru plans biggest-ever global recall over brake lights
Japan's Subaru plans biggest-ever global recall over brake lights

Subaru Corp plans to recall around 2.3 million vehicles globally over a brake light problem, in what would be the automaker’s biggest-ever recall as it grapples with a series of quality-related issues following rapid expansion.

Japan’s sixth-largest automaker told Reuters on Friday that it was recalling nearly 2 million of its popular Impreza and Forester models in the United States, its biggest market, and other countries, along with around 300,000 units in Japan to fix a fault with the brake light switch which can lead to ignition problems.

Vehicles affected were produced from 2008 through 2017. If all of the identified vehicles are recalled, it would be the automaker’s biggest in terms of affected units, excluding the ongoing Takata airbag recall.