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By Jim Donovan:  Subaru is recalling thousands of its 2014 Forester wagons.  A problem with the floor mats can interfere with the clutch, brake or gas pedals.

The recall affects 10,000 Foresters made from January 2013 through March. The company says the floor mats can curl when exposed to heat. 

The problem was discovered in cars arriving at a port in Vancouver, Washington.  Subaru then traced the problem to improperly manufactured backing on the mats.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the mats could distract the driver or interfere with operation of the car.

Subaru dealers will replace all four mats free of charge. It will begin notifying owners in April.

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