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Subaru Recalling 2.26M Vehicles Over Brake Light Switch Issue

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Subaru has just announced it is issuing the biggest recall in its history. The recall impacts 2.26 million vehicles across the globe.

The problem has to with a brake light issue. Some cleaning or detailing products containing silicon might leave residue that could seep inside the components that serve to switch on the brake light in question. This could interfere not just with the normal functioning of the brake lights but also the ignition system. This is according to a document that Subaru submitted to Japanese authorities.

No accidents or incidents have been reported as a result of this issue.

As for which models are affected, the company specifies that the recall impacts 306,728 Forester and Impreza models within Japan, and 1.96 million units of the same models in the rest of the world.

A Subaru spokesperson confirmed to AFP (Agence France-Presse) that "it is the biggest (recall) as far as the number goes" in the history of the company.

Dealerships will replace the light switch that is connected to the brake pedal of affected vehicles.

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