NHTSA Campaign Id 14V763000; Date: Dec. 1, 2014
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger�s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
2003 Subaru Baja; 2004 Subaru Baja; 2005 Subaru Baja; 2003 Subaru Legacy; 2004 Subaru Legacy; 2005 Subaru Legacy; 2003 Subaru Outback; 2004 Subaru Outback; 2005 Subaru Outback
Component: Air Bag
Manufactured by: Subaru Of America, Inc.
Affected Units:: 4,175
Subaru of America, inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 legacy and outback vehicles, and 2003-2005 baja vehicles sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in puerto rico, hawaii, the u. S. Virgin islands, guam, saipan, american samoa, florida and adjacent counties in southern georgia, as well as the coastal areas of alabama, louisiana, mississippi and texas. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Subaru will notify their owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on January 15, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is wqp-51. Note: this recall supersedes recall 14v-471. This recall has been partially superseded by 15v-323. All 2005 model year Subaru legacy and outback vehicles will now be repaired under recall 15v-323.
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Date Owners notified by Manufacturer: Jan 15, 2015Also see: