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Subaru Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
A large number of Subaru vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).
Where Airbags And Seat Belts Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- 2008 Outback air bag light on 8 (100%)
- 2015 Outback air bag warning light on 4 (50%)
- 2017 Forester airbag light on 4 (50%)
- 2007 Outback air bag light stays on 4 (50%)
- 2013 Impreza air bag light on 3 (38%)
- 2011 Outback passenger seat airbag switch goes on and off 3 (38%)
- 2003 Forester airbag light comes on 3 (38%)
Recent Airbags And Seat Belts News
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An investigation looking into OCS airbag-related problems in Subaru's 4th generation Forester has been closed following a recall.
In the 2015-2018 model years, the passenger airbag would remain disabled even if a passenger was sitting in the seat.
Some 4th generation Forester owners say the passenger airbags will stay off, even when there's a passenger in the seat.
This is likely a sensor issue in the vehicle's capacitive occupant classification system (OCS).
This campaign is part of an industry-wide effort involving more than a dozen automakers and 1.7 million vehicles. The chemical inside of Takata airbag inflators can become unstable over time, leading to violent and sometimes deadly airbag deployments. The recall is for both driver and passenger side inflators in certain 2010-2014 model years, but is limited to certain states.
Whoever had January 20th in the how long will it take for Subaru to have its first Takata recall in 2018 pool, step forward to claim your prize.
The automaker is recalling 230,000 vehicles to replace their passenger-side airbag inflators.
By now I'm guessing you've heard about the dangers of Takata airbags, but hlet's go over a quick recap.
It involves airbags, metal and phone chargers.
Subaru is recalling the cars after finding what can only be described as a strange cause for the airbag failures. The automaker says the airbag occupant detection system can fail if a front seat passenger uses a cell phone or other device that is plugged into the power outlet.
An occupant classification system needs to be able to identify any passenger in the front seat --- yes, even the ones that put their feet on your dashboard.
That identification is used to determine whether or not to deploy the airbag in a crash.