NHTSA Campaign Id 17V014000; Date: Jan. 10, 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
2005 Subaru Baja; 2006 Subaru Baja; 2009 Subaru Forester; 2010 Subaru Forester; 2011 Subaru Forester; 2012 Subaru Forester; 2006 Subaru Impreza; 2007 Subaru Impreza; 2008 Subaru Impreza; 2009 Subaru Impreza; 2010 Subaru Impreza; 2011 Subaru Impreza; 2009 Subaru Legacy; 2010 Subaru Legacy; 2011 Subaru Legacy; 2012 Subaru Legacy; 2009 Subaru Outback; 2010 Subaru Outback; 2011 Subaru Outback; 2012 Subaru Outback; 2006 Subaru Tribeca; 2007 Subaru Tribeca; 2008 Subaru Tribeca; 2009 Subaru Tribeca; 2010 Subaru Tribeca; 2011 Subaru Tribeca; 2012 Subaru Tribeca; 2012 Subaru WRX
Component: Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal
Manufactured by: Subaru Of America, Inc.
Affected Units:: 53,480
Subaru of America, inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Subaru baja, 2006-2011 impreza (including wrx and sti models), 2006-2012 tribeca, 2009-2012 forester, legacy, outback, and 2012 wrx vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of alabama, California, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u. S. Virgin islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 6, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is tka-17.
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: Mar 6, 2017Also see: