So, there are haunted houses and haunted castles, but what about a haunted car? I am not referring to an apparition that zips through the chilly night air like a smoke, plowing through physical objects before disappearing into the unknown, but rather, a modern car that does seem to have a “spirit” of its own, starting up by itself. Yes sir, your Subaru could actually be starting its own engine without your knowledge.
This has led the Japanese vehicle manufacturer to perform a recall of 47,419 vehicles that range from model years 2010 to 2013. Apparently, this rather ghostly encounter is due to the key fob that sports a built-in remote starter being wonky if you have dropped it anytime in the past. The drop would affect the key fob’s remote starter, causing it to malfunction and of course, allows it to turn on and off the car’s engine as long as it is within range. This is one downside of remote starting, but thankfully, the problem seems to be limited only to a single kind of remote starting device – the Audiovox remote engine starter accessory. This Subaru recall will encompass 2010 to 2013 Outbacks and Legacys, 2012 and 2013 Imprezas and 2013 XV Crosstreks