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.…keep reading article "Investigation into Forester's Passenger Airbag Problems Has Closed Following Recall"
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).…keep reading article "The Feds Wants to Know Why the Forester Keeps Turning Off the Passenger Airbags"
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.…keep reading article "Impreza's OCS Isn't Working"
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