You’ve probably heard about “Zombie Subarus” that start on their own. They’re being recalled by the automaker.
Waitaminit– ZOMBIE SUBARUS?!?
According to Automotive News (subscription may be required), Subaru is recalling nearly 50,000 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Legacy and Outback models, 2012 and 2013 Impreza models, and 2013 XV Crosstrek models to fix a defect that could see cars equipped with remote start come to life even when the start button on the key fob is not pressed.
Quoting the article:
If the remote starter key fob is dropped, it may start the engine without the ignition button on the fob being pressed, according to NHTSA documents. The engine may start and run for up to 15 minutes, and may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted or until the vehicle runs out of gas.