Subaru of America Inc. is recalling 511 2009-13 Forester vehicles, 2008-11 Impreza vehicles, 2008-14 WRX vehicles, 2005-14 Legacy vehicles, 2005-14 Outback vehicles and 2006-08 Tribeca vehicles equipped with a mechanical key ignition switch installed as a replacement part.


The ball spring inside the switch may break, reducing the strength of the ignition switch. If this occurs, the weight on the key ring and certain road conditions could cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position to the accessory position, turning off the engine.


Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ignition switch, replacing the ignition switch, if necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin May 10.


Subaru's number for this recall is WUF-91.

Subaru of America Inc. is recalling 1,303,530 2014-16 Forester, 2008-16 Impreza sedans, 2012-16 Impreza station wagons, 2008-14 WRX sedans (including STI), and 2013-17 Crosstrek vehicles.


Exposure to certain contaminants may cause the brake light switch to malfunction, preventing the brake lights from illuminating and also preventing keyless ignition vehicles from starting and CVT/automatic transmissions from being able to be shifted out of Park.


Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 29.


Subaru's number for this recall is WUE-90.

Kelley Blue Book named the 2019 model-year brand and category winners of the eighth annual 5-Year Cost to Own Awards.


These awards recognize new vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs.

The mass-market brand award went to Subaru. The luxury brand award went to Lexus.

Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own information is developed using Kelley Blue Book residual values to calculate depreciation costs. Kelley Blue Book calculates total ownership costs for new vehicles by applying a sophisticated valuation methodology along with critical financial data from third-party providers.