NHTSA Campaign Id 19V009000; Date: Jan. 9, 2019
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.
2010 Subaru Forester; 2011 Subaru Forester; 2012 Subaru Forester; 2013 Subaru Forester; 2010 Subaru Impreza; 2011 Subaru Impreza; 2010 Subaru Legacy; 2011 Subaru Legacy; 2012 Subaru Legacy; 2013 Subaru Legacy; 2014 Subaru Legacy; 2010 Subaru Outback; 2011 Subaru Outback; 2012 Subaru Outback; 2013 Subaru Outback; 2014 Subaru Outback; 2010 Subaru Tribeca; 2011 Subaru Tribeca; 2012 Subaru Tribeca; 2013 Subaru Tribeca; 2014 Subaru Tribeca; 2010 Subaru WRX; 2011 Subaru WRX; 2012 Subaru WRX; 2013 Subaru WRX; 2014 Subaru WRX
Component: Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal
Manufactured by: Subaru Of America, Inc.
Affected Units:: 452,630
subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2014 tribeca, wrx, legacy and outback vehicles, 2010-2011 impreza vehicles and 2010-2013 forester vehicles 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 explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
subaru is notifying owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began on january 25, 2019. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. subaru's number for this recall is tkc-19.
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.Also see: