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  NHTSA Recall 17V016000

NHTSA Campaign Id 17V016000; Date: Jan. 10, 2017

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

icon1 Recalled Vehicles:

2006 SAAB 9-2x 2005 Subaru Baja 2006 Subaru Baja 2006 Subaru Impreza 2007 Subaru Impreza 2008 Subaru Impreza 2006 Subaru Tribeca 2007 Subaru Tribeca 2008 Subaru Tribeca

Component: Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal

Manufactured by: Subaru Of America, Inc.

Affected Units:: 62,764

icon3 Recall Summary:

Subaru of America, inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 baja, 2006-2008 impreza (including wrx and sti models), tribeca, and 2006 SAAB 9-2x vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of alaska, colorado, connecticut, idaho, iowa, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, new hampshire, new york, north dakota, oregon, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, washington, wisconsin, and wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

icon2 How to Fix:

Subaru will notify their owners. General motors will notify SAAB owners. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 8, 2017. Subaru owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. SAAB owners may contact the SAAB customer assistance center at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is tkc-17.

icon4 Recall Notes:

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 8, 2017

Also see:

All recalls of SAAB vehicles.

More recall documents on nhtsa.gov.