April 16, 2024

Subaru recalling over 118K vehicles over airbag deployment issues


Subaru is recalling greater than 118,000 vehicles within the U.S. resulting from a difficulty that might stop the airbags from deploying throughout a crash, based on a federal security regulator. 

Certain Outback and Legacy vehicles that have been manufactured between 2020 and 2022 are being recalled as a result of a capacitor within the sensors for the Occupant Detection System (ODS) might crack and brief circuit, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated. 

NHTSA warned that the difficulty can “prevent the front passenger airbag from deploying in a crash.” 

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A 2020 Subaru Outback.

NHTSA warned that the difficulty can “prevent the front passenger airbag from deploying in a crash.” (Subaru)

Dealers will substitute these sensors on the entrance passenger seat totally free. Letters informing homeowners of the security threat can be mailed on May 21, adopted by a second letter when the repair is accessible, based on the NHTSA.  

This is the newest in a string of remembers which were issued throughout the business in current weeks.

A 2020 Subaru Legacy.

Certain Outback and Legacy vehicles that have been manufactured between 2020 and 2022 are being recalled as a result of a capacitor within the sensors for the Occupant Detection System might crack and brief circuit. (Subaru)

Last week, Stellantis recalled around 286,000 vehicles over issues that the facet airbag inflators within the automobiles might rupture, which might damage and even kill individuals. 

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Hyundai and Kia additionally recalled final week greater than 147,000 electrical vehicles within the U.S. resulting from broken charging models. 

Earlier this month, General Motors recalled about 820,000 pickups in North America as a result of tailgates might unlatch and open unexpectedly.

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Separately, Carfax not too long ago warned that 3.7 million automobiles have been nonetheless on the street with “park outside” remembers as of January. 

That’s a 40% enhance in automobiles with these remembers nationwide since May 2023. The variety of automobiles with park outdoors remembers in some areas practically doubled.  



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