2019 Crosstreks Recalled to Replace Rear Seat Belt Assemblies

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Scott McCracken
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Subaru says the rear seat belt assemblies in the 2019 Crosstrek aren't going to properly protect people in a crash. They believe the pawl springs were improperly installed in about 5,500 vehicles.

The faulty pawl springs can cause the webbing sensor locks to fail. Which is a fancy way of saying buckling up isn't going to do much good in a crash.

Back in January Subaru announced a similar recall in other countries where dual-mode locking mechanisms are a requirement. For whatever reason it took them a couple months to decide to offer the same recall repair to owners in the USA and Canada.

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