Subaru recalls foresters due to curling mats on driver’s side.


The Los Angeles Times (4/29, Undercoffler, 692K) reported, “Subaru announced that it is recalling more than 10,000 of its 2014 Forester models to correct an issue with the floor mats. The driver's carpeted floor mat can potentially curl when exposed to heat, causing it to interfere with the gas, brake or clutch pedal, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.” Subaru spokesman Michael McHale said that there have been no “reported incidents or injuries to consumers.” The recall affects “10,137 Forester crossover SUVs.”

The AP (4/30) reports, “The recall affects Foresters made from January 2013 through March.” The company “traced the problem to improperly manufactured backing on the mats.”