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NHTSA Campaign Id 18V012000; Date: Jan. 9, 2018

An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

icon1 Recalled Vehicles:

2009 Subaru Forester 2010 Subaru Forester 2011 Subaru Forester 2012 Subaru Forester 2013 Subaru Forester 2009 Subaru Impreza 2010 Subaru Impreza 2011 Subaru Impreza 2009 Subaru Legacy 2010 Subaru Legacy 2011 Subaru Legacy 2012 Subaru Legacy 2013 Subaru Legacy 2009 Subaru Outback 2010 Subaru Outback 2011 Subaru Outback 2012 Subaru Outback 2013 Subaru Outback 2009 Subaru Tribeca 2010 Subaru Tribeca 2011 Subaru Tribeca 2012 Subaru Tribeca 2013 Subaru Tribeca 2009 Subaru WRX 2010 Subaru WRX 2011 Subaru WRX 2012 Subaru WRX 2013 Subaru WRX

Component: Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal

Manufactured by: Subaru Of America, Inc.

Affected Units:: 64,179

icon3 Recall Summary:

Subaru of America, inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 legacy, forester, tribeca, wrx and outback vehicles, and 2009-2011 impreza vehicles 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 used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode 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 front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 9, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is tka-18.

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: Feb 9, 2018

Also see:

All recalls of Subaru vehicles.

More recall documents on nhtsa.gov.