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  NHTSA Recall 17V026000

NHTSA Campaign Id 17V026000; Date: Jan. 11, 2017

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

icon1 Recalled Vehicles:

2005 Subaru Baja 2006 Subaru Baja 2009 Subaru Forester 2006 Subaru Impreza 2007 Subaru Impreza 2008 Subaru Impreza 2009 Subaru Impreza 2009 Subaru Legacy 2009 Subaru Outback 2006 Subaru Tribeca 2007 Subaru Tribeca 2008 Subaru Tribeca 2009 Subaru Tribeca

Component: Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal

Manufactured by: Subaru Of America, Inc.

Affected Units:: 69,529

icon3 Recall Summary:

Subaru of America, inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 baja, 2009 forester, legacy and outback and 2006-2009 impreza (including wrx and sti models) and tribeca vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia. 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 front air bags, 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 owners, and dealers will replace the passenger front 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 tkb-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 6, 2017

Also see:

All recalls of Subaru vehicles.

More recall documents on nhtsa.gov.