Items in the trunk may cause an electrical short if wiring contacts the subwoofer frame.Subaru is recalling certain 2015 WRX and WRX STI vehicles to address a fire risk.The company warns that items in the trunk may cause an electrical short if wiring contacts the subwoofer frame, potentially causing a fire if the subwoofer overheats.
The defect affects less than 10,000 vehicles that are equipped with Subaru's optional factory-installed subwoofer in the trunk.
Dealers will inspect the subwoofer wire and install a retainer clip. If the wire appears to have been dislocated and may have already contacted the frame, the subwoofer will be replaced and the amplifier checked for damage.
Owners will likely notice a crackling noise in the subwoofer if the wire is actively shorting. Turning off the audio system will prevent the defect from causing an overheating condition.