Car Thief Option

XV Crosstrek
It seems that we no longer have to concern ourselves only with a car thief that wants to steal a car, now we have to worry about the car itself.  Subaru of America is recalling up to 47,419 cars and cross over vehicles in the United States equipped with remote starters because the engines could start on their own, according to the Chicago Tribune

If Subaru could develop this problem into a feature and combine that with the “auto drive” capability that is being developed, the car may some day be able to simply run away from home if it doesn’t like the way its being treated. Is that¬† “SKYNET” from the”Terminator” movie series that I hear?

The recall also affects some Legacy and Outback cars from model years 2010 through 2013, Impreza sedans from 2012 and 2013 and XV Crosstrek crossover vehicles from 2013, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, via the Tribune.

If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, such as a garage, there is a risk of asphyxiation from a build-up of carbon monoxide, according to reports.

No accidents or injuries have been reported so far with this issue, said a spokesman for Subaru. The defect does not pose a risk while driving because a remote starter system is deactivated after a vehicle is started with a key, according to NHTSA documents and the Chicago Tribune.