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Recall: More than 10,000 Subaru Foresters for curling floor mats

Heat can warp the mats and cause them to block the driver's pedals in 2014 models.

By Exhaust Notes Apr 26, 2013 10:54AM

Subaru is recalling 10,137 Foresters to fix floor mats that can curl and block the driver's pedals, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Floor mats on certain 2014 Forester crossovers can curl "when exposed to heat," Subaru said, which could mean anything from engine and transmission heat radiated through the driver's footwell to ducted hot air from the climate-control system. On April 1, the automaker found 21 Forester models at a Washington state port with curled floor mats and later instructed dealers to remove floor mats after finding that the resin used on the mat's backing was defective.

Subaru dealers will begin replacing all four carpeted floor mats by the end of April. Owners can call Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

 

 

 [Source: NHTSA]

21Comments
Apr 26, 2013 12:49PM
Apr 26, 2013 1:25PM
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Sounds more like a floor mat recall than a vehicle recall....more media sensation crap.
Apr 26, 2013 12:42PM
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The recall has ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING to do with the vehicle itself!!!!!!!!! Once again the media decides to go after the Number 1 rated company in the world, "according to consumer reports" in last months article in Fortune magazine. 

 

Apr 26, 2013 12:51PM
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The floormats have already been removed from all 2014 models! re-placement mats are being sent out as soon as possible. The vehicle itself is fine to purcgase! Jesse R.
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I think it's great that Subaru has been recalling vehicles due to problems they find BEFORE people complain or get hurt... Shows that they actually care enough to do quality checks.

Apr 26, 2013 1:54PM
Apr 26, 2013 1:39PM
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So some ladies who "wear comfortable shoes" and their bandana wearing dogs will be inconvenienced for as long as it takes to swap out some matts...
Apr 26, 2013 12:53PM
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dmc boomer , are you on drugs . subaru is one of the most expensive vehicles to maintain more so if its awd . and yes most car manufactures have security hooks to keep the floor mats from curling up cause this has been a issue since the late 90's . its about time they realize it.
Apr 26, 2013 1:04PM
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subaru owners  can also call waste managment
Apr 26, 2013 2:07PM
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DISGUSTED IN PA:                                                                                                   

             SHAME ON YOU ALL TO HELL SUBARU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  FORGET THE LOUSY FLOORMATS. HOW COME YOU USED YOUR TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF YOUR OUTBACKS & FORESTERS INSTEAD OF KEEPING THE OLD SIZE MODELS & PUTTING 41 MPG ENGINES IN THEM. yOU ALREADY HAVE THE TRIBECA AS AN UPSIZED VEHICLE, WHY DID YOU RUIN A GOOD THING INSTEAD OF MAKING IT BETTER? SHAME, SHAME.

                                                                                                                                   TOM WOBENSMITH, HATBORO,PA 19040.

 

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