Safety Features by Model

2.5i $7,127 - $9,300

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

2.5i Prem $8,468 - $10,849

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

2.5i Prem AWP $24,495 - $25,495

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

2.5i Prem AWP/HK Audio $24,495

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

2.5i Prem AWP/HK $24,795

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon $24,495 - $25,495

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

2.5i Prem AWP/HK/Moon $24,495 - $25,495

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

2.5i Prem AWP/HK Aud $25,495

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

2.5i Limited $9,660 - $12,323

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

2.5i Limited Pwr Moon $28,495

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

2.5i Limited Pwr Moon/Nav $28,495

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

3.6R $9,020 - $11,615

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

3.6R Prem $9,675 - $12,312

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

3.6R Prem Pwr Moon $29,195

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

3.6R Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon $29,195

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

3.6R Limited $10,239 - $13,010

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

3.6R Limited Pwr Moon $31,495

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

3.6R Limited Pwr Moon/Nav $31,495

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2010 Subaru Legacy 4-door 4wd

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i wagon 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: 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium wagon 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

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.
Power Train > Manual Transmission Jul 15, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 15, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V326000
Summary:
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 OUTBACK AND LEGACY PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 28 THROUGH JUNE 23, 2010. DUE TO A PROGRAMMING ERROR, A LUBRICATION HOLE WITHIN THE 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION WAS OMITTED.
Consequence:
IF THE TRANSMISSION GEARS ARE NOT PROPERLY LUBRICATED, A GROANING SOUND MAY BEGIN TO DEVELOP ALERTING THE DRIVER OF A PROBLEM. IF THE SOUND IS IGNORED AND NO ACTION IS TAKEN, THE GEARS WILL EVENTUALLY BREAK AND THIS CONDITION WILL LEAD TO VEHICLE POWER LOSS, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES BY DRILLING AN OIL LUBRICATION HOLE AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE INTERNAL PARTS WITH NEW ONES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 6, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
Electrical System , Equipment Feb 25, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 25, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V061000
Summary:
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with an automatic or CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, certain model year 2012-2013 Impreza vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, and certain model year 2013 XV Crosstrek vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory. Additionally included are certain model year 2013 Legacy and Outback vehicles that may have received replacement RES fobs. If the RES fob is dropped, the fob may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button.
Consequence:
The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to fifteen minutes. The engine may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted, or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause headaches, dizziness or, in extreme cases, unconsciousness and/or asphyxiation.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RES key fobs, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.
Air Bags Jan 9, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V008000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Tribeca, WRX, Outback, and Legacy vehicles, 2010-2011 Impreza vehicles and 2010-2013 Forester 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 is notifying owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 25, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-19.
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, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V009000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Tribeca, WRX, Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2010-2011 Impreza vehicles and 2010-2013 Forester 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 is notifying owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on January 25, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is TKC-19.
Parking Brake Sep 13, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 13, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V626000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with a manual transmission. The electronic parking brake (EPB) may not engage as intended, allowing the vehicle to rollaway if the transmission is not in the proper gear when parked.
Consequence:
A vehicle rollaway can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPB actuator assembly, free of charge. The recall is scheduled to begin November 7, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WTV-81.
Air Bags Jan 9, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V007000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Forester, 2010-2014 Tribeca, WRX, Outback, Legacy, and 2010-2011 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 has notified owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 25, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-19.
Visibility > Windshield Wiper/washer > Motor Sep 6, 2011
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 6, 2011
NHTSA Campaign:
11V469000
Summary:
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 OUTBACK AND LEGACY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 7, 2010, THROUGH MAY 20, 2011. COMPONENTS INSIDE THE WIPER MOTOR BOTTOM COVER MAY OVERHEAT.
Consequence:
IF THE COMPONENTS OVERHEAT, THE WIPER MOTOR BOTTOM COVER MAY MELT AND POTENTIALLY CATCH FIRE.
Remedy:
SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT WIPER MOTOR BOTTOM COVER ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
Visibility Sep 27, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 27, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V694000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Legacy vehicles manufactured November 26, 2008, to June 7, 2013, and 2010-2014 Outback vehicles manufactured January 9, 2009 to June 7, 2013. Due to contamination, components within the windshield wiper motor bottom cover may interfere with each other. If an obstruction, such as a buildup of snow or ice prevents the wiper arms from being able to stop in the parked position, the wiper motor may overheat and the bottom cover may melt.
Consequence:
If the windshield wiper motor overheats, the wipers may fail, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the wiper motor cover may melt, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor bottom cover assembly, 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 WTK-71. Note: This recall supersedes recall 11V-469. All vehicles that were remedied under that campaign are affected by this campaign, and need to have their wiper motor bottom cover replaced again.
Visibility > Sun Roof Assembly Sep 6, 2011
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 6, 2011
NHTSA Campaign:
11V467000
Summary:
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 OUTBACK AND LEGACY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 3, 2010, THROUGH JULY 1, 2011. THE MOONROOF GLASS COMES LOOSE OR OFF. THE AMOUNT AND POSITION OF THE ADHESIVE BETWEEN THE GLASS AND RETAINER WAS INADEQUATELY APPLIED.
Consequence:
THE MOONROOF GLASS CAN LOOSEN AND DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE DURING DRIVING, RESULTING IN A POTENTIAL ROAD HAZARD FOR OTHER VEHICLES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE GLASS ADHESION CONDITION AND EITHER APPLY ADDITIONAL ADHESIVE OR REPLACE THE MOONROOF GLASS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
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.
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.