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Subaru recalls nearly 50,000 vehicles over self-starting issue

Subaru recalls nearly 50,000 vehicles over self-starting issue

Thanks to a remote starter glitch, Subaru is recalling 47,419 of its vehicles over an issue that results in the cars starting up by themselves. According to documents filed with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects some Legacy and Outback cars from 2010 through 2013, Impreza sedans from 2012 and 2013, and XV Crosstrek crossovers from 2013.

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Lexus comes out on top in Consumer Reports’ 2013 Car Brand Report Cards

Lexus comes out on top in Consumer Reports’ 2013 Car Brand Report Cards

Not only did Lexus earn top slot in Consumer Reports' annual Car Brand Report Cards, but it achieved a 100-percent recommendation across all its vehicles that were tested. Said Consumer Reports' Director of Automotive Testing Jake Fisher, "That is quite a feat for a brand whose cars are brimming with technology including impressive hybrid drivetrains and complicated infotainment systems."

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Subaru Starlink in car connectivity aims at Ford Sync

Subaru Starlink in car connectivity aims at Ford Sync

When it comes to in car connectivity, the big push for automotive manufacturers is to get away from systems that require drivers to take their eyes off the road to voice control. Ford was one of the first companies to offer this type of system with its Sync voice control system that has been available for a number of years. Subaru has now announced at CES 2013 that it has its own in car connectivity system called Starlink.

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Subaru recalls 600,000 vehicles for fear of accessory lamp fires

Subaru recalls 600,000 vehicles for fear of accessory lamp fires

Car maker Subaru has found itself in the unenviable position of having to recall more than half a million vehicles today. The company is recalling 633,842 vehicles in total, and the models it wants back span quite a large range of years, so there are a significant number of Subaru owners affected here. Apparently, there's a problem with a fuse in an accessory light that could potentially lead to a fire, so Subaru is recalling these vehicles to check the lights and make sure they're good to go.

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Subaru Canada announces launch of the 2013 Impreza WRX

Subaru Canada announces launch of the 2013 Impreza WRX

Subaru Canada has announced something that the sports car fans in the Great White North will really be excited about. Subaru Canada has announced the launch of the 2013 Impreza WRX sports car. The Impreza is a world-renowned all-wheel-drive sports car and very capable rally car designed for driving on roads and very capable of driving on gravel and other surfaces with good handling.

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Toyota and Subaru recall BRZ and Scion FR-S over printed materials

Toyota and Subaru recall BRZ and Scion FR-S over printed materials

Generally, when we see a recall issued on automobile it's due to some sort of defect. Defects can be anything from battery packs that overheat on electric vehicles leading to the possibility of a fire, to throttle pedals that stick making the cars accelerate accident. Toyota and Subaru have issued a recall on the jointly marketed sports cars, including the Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S.

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2013 Scion FR-S first drive impressions hit the web

2013 Scion FR-S first drive impressions hit the web

I may come from an American muscle car background, but I have no hate for the small foreign cars. In fact, I race on the road course as often as I can in a Mustang, and anyone will tell you that you can be passed in your 400 whp muscle car by a good driver in a stock Miata. Power covers up poor technique while underpowered momentum cars like the new 2013 Scion FR-S force you to use that technique. There's been a lot of talk about the Scion FR-S and its slightly different sibling from Subaru.

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