Subaru of America is recalling more than 47,000 cars and sport utility vehicles because their engines might start on their own. Several models are involved.
The recall includes model year 2010 to 2013 Legacy passenger cars and Outback SUVs equipped with an automatic or CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory.
It also includes 2012-13 Imprezas and 2013 XV Crosstrek SUVs equipped with a CVT transmission and the Audiovox remote engine starter accessory.
Subaru says that if the RES fob is dropped, it may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start signal without the button on the fob being pressed.
If that happens, the engine may inadvertently start and run for as long as 15 minutes.