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  Safety Recalls of Subaru Outback Vehicles

There have been 51 safety recalls for the Subaru Outback. The most recent recalls are shown below. Table 1 and Table 2 show the historical recalls and the recall statistics by the model year of the Subaru Outback.

NHTSA Recall #: 19V009000; 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.

Recalled Vehicles: 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
Recall Summary: 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, ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 19V008000; 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.

Recalled Vehicles: 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
Recall Summary: subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2014 tribeca, wrx, outback, and legacy vehicles, 2010-2011 impreza vehicles and 2010-2013 forester vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 19V007000; 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.

Recalled Vehicles: 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: TBD
Recall Summary: takata has submitted a dir (zone a) in accordance with the terms specified in the may 4, 2016 amendment to the november 3, 2015 consent order in ea15-001. subaru is submitting this dir in accordance with section 46 of coordinated remedy order.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 18V773000; Nov. 1, 2018

the inaccurate fuel display may cause a driver to unexpectedly run out of fuel and the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2018 Subaru Legacy, 2018 Subaru Outback
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Recall Summary: subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2018 subaru legacy and outback vehicles. due to a software error, the low fuel warning light may not illuminate at the intended remaining fuel level and the miles-to-empty display may incorrectly indicate a positive number despite the tank ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 18V014000; 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.

Recalled Vehicles: 2009 Subaru Forester, 2009 Subaru Impreza, 2009 Subaru Legacy, 2009 Subaru Outback, 2009 Subaru Tribeca, 2009 Subaru WRX
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Recall Summary: Subaru of America, inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009 tribeca, impreza, forester, wrx, legacy, and outback 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, ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 18V013000; 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.

Recalled Vehicles: 2009 Subaru Forester, 2010 Subaru Forester, 2009 Subaru Impreza, 2010 Subaru Impreza, 2009 Subaru Legacy, 2010 Subaru Legacy, 2009 Subaru Outback, 2010 Subaru Outback, 2009 Subaru Tribeca, 2010 Subaru Tribeca, 2009 Subaru WRX, 2010 Subaru WRX
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Recall Summary: Subaru of America, inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2010 tribeca, impreza, forester, wrx, legacy, and outback vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 18V012000; 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.

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
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, ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 17V026000; Jan. 11, 2017

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

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
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, ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 17V014000; Jan. 10, 2017

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

Recalled Vehicles: 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
Recall Summary: 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, ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 16V738000; Oct. 13, 2016

If the air injection pump overheats, it may melt and increase the risk of a fire.

Recalled Vehicles: 2009 Subaru Forester, 2010 Subaru Forester, 2011 Subaru Forester, 2012 Subaru Forester, 2013 Subaru Forester, 2008 Subaru Impreza, 2009 Subaru Impreza, 2010 Subaru Impreza, 2011 Subaru Impreza, 2012 Subaru Impreza, 2013 Subaru Impreza, 2014 Subaru Impreza, 2007 Subaru Legacy, 2008 Subaru Legacy, 2009 Subaru Legacy, 2007 Subaru Outback, 2008 Subaru Outback, 2009 Subaru Outback
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Recall Summary: Subaru of America, inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 model year legacy and outback vehicles, 2008-2014 impreza vehicles and 2009-2013 forester vehicles, all equipped with turbo-charged engines.... Details of this recall goto detail
Table 1. Historical Recalls of Subaru Outback Vehicles
Date Component Vehicle Affected
Jan. 9, 2019   Tbd 43,394
Jan. 9, 2019   Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal 330,120
Jan. 9, 2019   Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal 452,630
Nov. 1, 2018   Gasoline Fuel System 228,648
Jan. 9, 2018   Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal 93,209
Jan. 9, 2018   Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal 72,150
Jan. 9, 2018   Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal 64,179
Jan. 11, 2017   Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal 69,529
Jan. 10, 2017   Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal 53,480
Oct. 13, 2016   Electrical System 100,127
Oct. 6, 2016   Steering:column 54
Sep. 27, 2016   Visibility:windshield Wiper/washer:motor 592,647
Aug. 3, 2016   Suspension 99
May. 25, 2016   Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal 302,127
May. 25, 2016   Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal 146,010
May. 25, 2016   Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal 62,940
May. 11, 2016   Steering:column 48,819
Apr. 27, 2016   Electronic Stability Control 766
Nov. 24, 2015   Power Train:driveline:driveshaft 3,251
Aug. 10, 2015   Power Train:automatic Transmission 2,893
Jun. 12, 2015   Exterior Lighting:brake Lights:switch 71,710
May. 28, 2015   Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal 432,016
Dec. 1, 2014   Air Bag 4,175
Sep. 19, 2014   Trailer Hitche 56
Jun. 10, 2014   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 461,338
Aug. 1, 2013   Power Train:automatic Transmission 202
May. 13, 2013   Steering 5,379
Mar. 27, 2013   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 274,402
Mar. 5, 2013   Visibility/wiper 16
Mar. 5, 2013   Visibility:sun Roof Assembly 14
Feb. 25, 2013   Electrical System 47,419
Dec. 26, 2012   Exterior Lighting 633,842
Feb. 9, 2012   Air Bags:side/window 381
Nov. 29, 2011   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:pedals And Linkages 32,685
Sep. 7, 2011   Visibility:sun Roof Assembly 69,590
Jul. 20, 2010   Power Train:manual Transmission 809
Jun. 24, 2010   Steering:column 73,698
May. 7, 2010   Engine And Engine Cooling:cooling System:hose 29,443
Jun. 9, 2004   Air Bags:side/window 1,987
Mar. 16, 2004   Vehicle Speed Control:cables 127,580
Aug. 20, 2003   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:filler Pipe And Cap 7,874
Jun. 26, 2003   Suspension:front 350
Apr. 22, 2003   Suspension:rear 170,000
Oct. 30, 2002   Power Train:automatic Transmission 172,564
Sep. 13, 2002   Engine And Engine Cooling:cooling System 555
Sep. 5, 2002   Wheel 100
Mar. 12, 2002   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:master Cylinder 1,252
Jun. 25, 2001   Suspension:front:springs:coil Springs 180,000
May. 4, 1998   Suspension:front:springs:leaf Spring Assembly:hanger,bracket 29,442
Feb. 20, 1998   Power Train:automatic Transmission:gear Position Indication (prndl) 19,386
Feb. 20, 1998   Vehicle Speed Control 61,115


Table 2. Recall Statistics of Subaru Outback Model Years
Model# Recalls
2018 Subaru Outback 1
2017 Subaru Outback 3
2016 Subaru Outback 3
2015 Subaru Outback 5
2014 Subaru Outback 5
2013 Subaru Outback 7
2012 Subaru Outback 11
2011 Subaru Outback 11
2010 Subaru Outback 13
2009 Subaru Outback 9
2008 Subaru Outback 4
2007 Subaru Outback 4
2006 Subaru Outback 3
2005 Subaru Outback 5
2004 Subaru Outback 7
2003 Subaru Outback 11
2002 Subaru Outback 4
2001 Subaru Outback 3
2000 Subaru Outback 1
1999 Subaru Outback 1
1998 Subaru Outback 2
1997 Subaru Outback 4
1996 Subaru Outback 2
1995 Subaru Outback 1