Safety Features by Model

X $8,019 - $9,970

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced frontal air bags (SRS)
  • Side curtain air bags w/roll over sensor
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch/Sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Safety brake pedal system

X w/Premium Pkg $22,495 - $23,495

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced frontal air bags (SRS)
  • Side curtain air bags w/roll over sensor
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch/Sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Safety brake pedal system

X L.L. Bean Ed $7,969 - $10,088

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced frontal air bags (SRS)
  • Side curtain air bags w/roll over sensor
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch/Sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Safety brake pedal system

X L.L. Bean w/Nav $27,795

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced frontal air bags (SRS)
  • Side curtain air bags w/roll over sensor
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch/Sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Safety brake pedal system

X w/Prem/All-Weather $22,895 - $23,895

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced frontal air bags (SRS)
  • Side curtain air bags w/roll over sensor
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch/Sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Safety brake pedal system

XT $6,580 - $8,663

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced frontal air bags (SRS)
  • Side curtain air bags w/roll over sensor
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch/Sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Safety brake pedal system

XT Ltd $8,076 - $10,195

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced frontal air bags (SRS)
  • Side curtain air bags w/roll over sensor
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch/Sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Safety brake pedal system

XT Ltd w/Nav $29,995

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced frontal air bags (SRS)
  • Side curtain air bags w/roll over sensor
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch/Sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Safety brake pedal system

X Limited $8,160 - $10,297

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced frontal air bags (SRS)
  • Side curtain air bags w/roll over sensor
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch/Sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Safety brake pedal system

X Limited w/Nav $27,795

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced frontal air bags (SRS)
  • Side curtain air bags w/roll over sensor
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch/Sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Safety brake pedal system

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4-door 4wd

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4-door 4wd

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Rollover Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4-door 4wd

Overall

IIHS Crash Test Videos

Warranty

Basic Warranty

36 months / 36,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

60 months / 60,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

60 months / Unlimited distance

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

5 years/80,000 miles

Basic Warranty Terms

Coverage available for purchase

Powertrain Warranty

7 years/100,000

Dealer Certification Required

152-point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

No

Return/Exchange Policy

N/A

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Rental allowance

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Equipment Mar 31, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 31, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
09E011000
Summary:
THULE, INC. IS RECALLING 2,323 OWNER-INSTALLED ROOF-MOUNTED FIT KITS, MODELS 3068 AND 3069, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2008 AND FEBRUARY 28, 2009 THAT ARE USED WITH THULE PODIUM FOOT PACKS, MODELS 460 AND 460R. THESE FIT KITS WERE SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE BOLT(S) USED TO SECURE THE FOOT TO THE VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED TO A HARDNESS THAT MAY CAUSE THE BOLT(S) TO BE BRITTLE AND POTENTIALLY BREAK UNDER STRESS.
Consequence:
THIS MAY RESULT IN THE BOLT(S) SNAPPING OFF DURING USE OR WITHOUT A LOAD. THE UNSECURED RACK AND LOAD CAN THEN COME LOOSE WHILE DRIVING CREATING A POTENTIAL ROAD HAZARD, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
THULE WILL MAIL A RETRO FIT KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THULE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-238-2388.
Seat Belts > Rear Mar 12, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 12, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V099000
Summary:
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2012 FORESTER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 26, 2007, THROUGH MARCH 13, 2012. THE AUTOMATIC LOCKING RETRACTOR in the SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES LOCATED IN THE REAR CENTER SEATING OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES DO NOT MEET LOCKABILITY REQUIREMENTS AND FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, ?OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.? SPECIFICALLY, THE ASSEMBLIES MAY NOT PERMIT PROPER INSTALLATION AND SECURE ATTACHMENT OF A CHILD RESTRAINT IN THAT SEATING POSITION.
Consequence:
AN INSECURE INSTALLATION OF A CHILD RESTRAINT CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO A CHILD DURING A CRASH.
Remedy:
SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR CENTER SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY WITH A NEWLY MODIFIED AUTOMATIC LOCKING RETRACTOR, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 13, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic Dec 31, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 31, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V830000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia that were remedied under recall 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. The brake lines may experience brake line corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector.
Consequence:
Brake fluid may leak due to the brake line corrosion and may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 26, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQQ-52. Notes: This recall is specific to affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI customers who had their car remedied under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. Subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. Affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI vehicles that were not repaired under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014 will continue to be processed under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311. Affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.
Exterior Lighting Dec 26, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 26, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V602000
Summary:
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback vehicles, certain model year 2006 through 2012 Tribeca vehicles sold before January 2012, and certain model year 2009 through 2012 Forester vehicles sold before January 2012. Up to 53,999 of these vehicles may have been equipped with accessory puddle lights that, when illuminated, brighten the area under the doors of the vehicle. A short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s).
Consequence:
Over time, migration of the moisture into the circuit board and/or into the connector cavity, may result in a short circuit of the puddle light system. This may generate heat which may melt the plastic resulting in smoke or fire.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fused-harness, free of charge. The recall began February 19, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic Jun 10, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 10, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V311000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza and 2008-2014 Impreza WRX/STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. Note that affected vehicles not currently, or formerly registered, in the salt belt states identified above are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.
Consequence:
Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage. Fluid leakage may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will test the brake system by depressing the brake pedal and inspecting for brake fluid leaks. If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected areas will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. If brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. These services will be performed free of charge. The recall began July 2014 and second notifications will run through November 2014. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQK-47. Note: This recall supersedes recall 13V-110 which applied to certain 2005-2009 Legacy/Outback vehicles. Vehicles that were remedied under the previous campaign still need additional areas rust-proofed.
Air Bags Jan 11, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 11, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V026000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Baja, 2009 Forester, Legacy and Outback and 2006-2009 Impreza (including WRX and STI models) and Tribeca vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger front air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-17.
Engine And Engine Cooling > Engine Sep 8, 2008
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 8, 2008
NHTSA Campaign:
08V460000
Summary:
SUBARU IS RECALLING 16,715 MY 2007-2008 LEGACY SEDAN AND WAGON, MY 2008 IMPREZA SEDAN AND WAGON, AND MY 2009 FORESTER VEHICLES. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE THE CYLINDER HEAD-SIDE OIL SUPPLY PIPE AND TURBOCHARGER-SIDE PIPE IMPROPERLY ASSEMBLED.
Consequence:
VIBRATION WOULD OCCUR WHILE DRIVING, AND OVER TIME COULD EVENTUALLY RESULT IN CRACKING THE PIPE, WHICH WOULD ALLOW OIL TO LEAK. IF LEAKING OIL CONTACTS COMPONENTS OPERATING AT HIGH TEMPERATURES, AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR CRACKING OR AN OIL LEAK AT THE OIL SUPPLY PIPE AT THE CYLINDER HEAD-SIDE. AN ADDITIONAL BRACKET WILL BE INSTALLED TO INCREASE RIGIDITY OF THE PIPE AND THE PIPE ASSEMBLY WILL BE REPLACED WITH A MODIFIED PART. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
Electrical System Oct 13, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 13, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V738000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 model year Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2008-2014 Impreza vehicles and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, all equipped with turbo-charged engines. The relay that controls the secondary air injection pump may fail, causing the pump to continuously operate and overheat.
Consequence:
If the air injection pump overheats, it may melt and increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the secondary air injection pump relay, free of charge. The recall began December 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTM-73.
Air Bags Jan 10, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 10, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V014000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Subaru Baja, 2006-2011 Impreza (including WRX and STI models), 2006-2012 Tribeca, 2009-2012 Forester, Legacy, Outback, and 2012 WRX vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-17.
Air Bags May 25, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
May 25, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V358000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback, 2009-2011 Legacy, Outback, Forester, 2006-2011 Impreza, Tribeca, 2003-2006 Baja, and 2006 Saab 9-2x vehicles originally sold or that have ever been registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." These vehicles may be equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-856-488-8500. Saab owners may contact GM at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-16.
Air Bags Jan 9, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V012000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Legacy, Forester, Tribeca, WRX and Outback vehicles, and 2009-2011 Impreza vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 9, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-18.
Air Bags Jan 9, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V013000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2010 Tribeca, Impreza, Forester, WRX, Legacy, and Outback vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 9, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-18.
Air Bags Jan 9, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V014000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009 Tribeca, Impreza, Forester, WRX, Legacy, and Outback vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 9, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKC-18.
Electrical System Apr 11, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 11, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V297000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, 2008-2011 Impreza vehicles, 2008-2014 WRX vehicles, 2005-2014 Legacy vehicles, 2005-2014 Outback vehicles and 2006-2008 Tribeca vehicles equipped with a mechanical key ignition switch installed as a replacement part. The ball spring inside the switch may break, reducing the strength of the ignition switch. If this occurs, the weight on the key ring and certain road conditions could cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position to the accessory position, turning off the engine.
Consequence:
The engine turning off unexpectedly can increase the risk of a crash. If a crash occurs under this condition, the air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ignition switch, replacing the ignition switch, if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 10, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUF-91.