Subaru issues recall for over 95K Crosstreks, Foresters, Legacys and Outbacks

FILE-A 2022 Subaru Forester is displayed at AutoMobility LA ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Subaru has recalled multiple vehicles with the model years 2021-2023 because of a rearview image issue. 

The recall covers 95,830 model year 2021 Crosstreks, model year 2022 Foresters, and model year 2021-2023 Legacys, and Outbacks.

In a November letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the agency said a defective weld may allow water to enter the inhibitor switch in these vehicles, causing it to fail. 

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An inhibitor switch could prevent the reverse lights from illuminating and the rearview camera image from displaying, increasing a crash risk, according to the letter. 

Car owners with these vehicles can have the inhibitor switch replaced by a Subaru dealer free of charge.

Subaru is mailing owner notification letters on Jan. 8, 2024, and consumers can also call the company's customer service at (800) 782-2783. The number for the recall is WRQ-23.

Consumers can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit

This story was reported from Washington, D.C.