DETROIT (January 3, 2013)--Subaru is recalling nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because lights beneath the doors can overheat and cause fires.
The recall includes all Outback and Legacy cars from model years 2010 and 2011, Tribeca SUVs from 2006 through 2012, and Forester SUVs from 2009 through 2012.
Subaru said the Tribecas and Foresters were sold before January of 2012.
Moisture can get into puddle lights beneath the doors and cause a short circuit that can melt plastic and cause fires, the company said.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its website that Subaru will install an additional fuse at no cost to the owners. The recall is expected to begin in February.
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