Certain 2014 Subaru Forester vehicles are currently being recalled, according to an announcement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall for the 2014 Subaru Forester is due to a problem with the car's floor mats. Since the mats weren't manufactured in accordance with regulations, they are susceptible to curling when exposed to heat. This, in turn, has the potential to interfere with the driver's ability to step on the accelerator or brake. Difficulty stopping the vehicle could, of course, lead to a dangerous situation.
"Brake or accelerator pedal interference may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which could cause a crash," a bulletin from the NHTSA states.
The floor mat problem in the 2014 Subaru Forester was found in vehicles arriving in port at Vancouver, Wash.
2014 Subaru Forester models affected by the recall include those manufactured from January through March 2013, a total of 10,137 vehicles. Subaru plans to start notifying 2014 Subaru Forester owners by the end of April. Dealers will replace mats with new ones at no cost to the owners.
Though a recall of a 2014 vehicle may be an unusual occurrence at this stage in the game, what isn't too surprising is the nature of the recall itself, given the hot topics that unintended acceleration and pedal entrapment have become.
Owners of the 2014 Subaru Forester can call Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 with any questions regarding the recall. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQH-44.