A new recall of about 100k vehicles worldwide says the vehicle’s oil pressure gauge is “dangerously vulnerable” to being hacked, and could be vulnerable to being taken over by hackers, the automaker said.
The recall affects about 10.7 million vehicles worldwide, including about 17 million in the U.S., the U, Germany and China, Subaru said in a statement on Friday.
The problem is that when a vehicle is left in a parking lot for too long, the gauge “may become disconnected or become unresponsive,” Subaru said.
Subaru has ordered more than 50,000 replacement units for the affected vehicles.
Subaru said it will notify owners of the affected cars and give them the option of returning them to the dealer, as well as “reinstating the vehicle with a free recall.”
A spokesperson for Subaru did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The recall was ordered by the U-S.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is the agency that issues recalls.
It follows a separate recall last month for more than a million cars that had oil pressure sensors that were susceptible to theft, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The Volkswagen-Audi-Chevrolet recall last year affected about 5.2 million vehicles.
A Volkswagen spokesperson declined to comment on the recall, and a spokesman for Audi did not return a request seeking comment.
A U.K.-based manufacturer, LVMH, also announced Friday that it had recalled some 4.6 million vehicles because of the hack.
The carmaker said the hack could allow attackers to steal the vehicle data, including the car’s operating system and key components.
Volkswagen said it is working with law enforcement and regulatory authorities to investigate the breach, which it said occurred on Jan. 24.
Volkswagen said the company is in the process of replacing the affected models.