Subaru Forester owners have reported 11 problems related to warning light on (under the air bag category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Subaru Forester based on all problems reported for the Forester.
The passenger airbag periodically turns off without notice. The airbag indicator light shows that there is an issue and Subaru has contacted us about the issue. When we talked to the dealer they said it was a known interference issue related to cell phones and other devices and that if it continues to happen we should bring it in to have the passenger seat replaced. It has continued to happen periodically. Once the warning light indicates that the airbag is off, it remains that way until the vehicle is turned back on. Sometimes it is on when you start the car; sometimes it comes on quickly, and other times we drive for a long time and even go weeks without noticing it. Based on the fact that the company knows about this and that it is a safety system that is affected, it seems like it should be a recall.
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Passenger side air bag warning light indicates that the air bag is off when we are driving with the passenger seat occupied by an adult passenger. Our starlink system is constantly alerting the dealership of the problem. We have brought the car in for service 3 times. They tell us they cant find the problem. Although the warning light indicates that the problem still exists. Thank you bill.
My air bag (srs) warning light has come on repeatedly since the car was new. It was mentioned at the 5000 mile service, but no action was taken. I August 2017 it began staying on most of the time. I took the car to timmons Subaru in long beach, CA, where I was told a passenger seat cushion had to be ordered due to a defective sensor. The car has been there three weeks with no progress, and they are saying they have multiple vehicles in for the same issue but there is no recall.
I purchased my car in July 2017 with 8800 miles. One week after delivery, my srs airbag system warning light came on. Per the owners manual, I took it in for service the next morning. The service dept. Said there is something faulty in the seat cushion & a new one is on order, but with no delivery time provided. It's already been two months since the order was placed - not sure what the real issue is. The warning light was random at first but, now it's on continuously. I just hope everyone is protected in my car, if I get in an accident. I have recently contacted Subaru's customer service to see if I can get any additional answers.
Within the last year, I have experienced on three separate occasions, instances where the warning lights for various safety systems on my 2015 Subaru Forester will come on, indicating that the system has been disabled due to a malfunction. These lights always come on while driving, within 15 minutes of the car being started. The first two instances related to my air bags being turned off. When brought to a dealership, they had no explanation, and desired $70 to do an electrical assessment. When I brought it in for that, I was told that the car would have to be displaying the light at the time I brought it in, which the indicator light had turned off in between visits. Today, my abs, traction control, and incline assustance lights came on , indicating that those systems were disabled due to a malfunction. I brought it to my dealer, who told me that the air pressure in the tires was responsible, which ranged from 28lbs to 35 lbs. I had my car serviced at said dealership 2 months ago and the pressure was 35 lbs each. It was suggested to me that the cause of this discrepancy was "parking my car in the sun. " both computer-related problems apparently didn't leave a code to be read, according to the dealership. Any information was wiped when the car was turned off.
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The air bag warning light on my Subaru Forester is on yet again. It has done this several times. In reading online there are wired brought together at a connector that when both ends are pushed together then the airbag warning light will go out. Just using google online to search I have come across dozens of complaints. As this is a vehicle safety component, Subaru should repair this at no cost. Why Subaru could not have implemented a much more secure, reliable connector for such a critical safety subsystem is baffling as a more reliable connector should not cost but a couple of dollars more. Subaru should be repairing this at no charge to vehicle owners.
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The contact owns a 2003 Subaru Forester. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they advised that the occupancy sensors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 95,000.
The contact owns a 2004 Subaru Forester. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated for both the passenger and driver side air bags. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.
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Airbag warning light illuminates when drivers seat is moved. It appears that the electrical connector beneath the drivers seat is defective. I have found many complaints on the internet of this problem for the 2003 Subaru Forester. It is an obvious manufacturing defect. Why no recall? this is a serious problem with the cars srs.
The air bag warning light comes on intermittently when the drivers seat is moved. The connector wire under the seat must be cause but the dealer will charge $600. 00 for repair that they state may or may not fix this problem. This has been happening since the vehicle was one or two years old. A search of your records shows the exact problem in complaint #10196583, and is the likely cause of complaint #'s 10149296 and 10101059.
The air bag system will not function in the event of a collision due to an electrical connector malfunction. The connector is located under the driver's seat and is constantly stressed by seat movement or contact by the driver's feet. As a result, the air bag warning light is chronically but intermittently on. This has been a problem since first identified when this vehicle was approximately 1 year old. The repair of the connector was eventually ineffective. When the air bag warning light is on the air bags are inactive and will not deploy in the event of a collision.
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|Air Bag problems||
|Air Bag Not Deploy problems||
|Air Bag Light On problems||
|Side/window Air Bag problems||
|Warning Light On problems||
|Front Air Bag Sensor Control problems||
|Front Air Bag problems||
|Air Bag On-off Switch problems||
|Front Driver Side Air Bag Inflator problems||