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Subaru recalls 118,000 vehicles due to airbag deployment issues.

BusinessSubaru recalls 118,000 vehicles due to airbag deployment issues.

Subaru is recalling118,000 vehicles SUVs and sedans in the United States to address a fa a faulty sensor that can prevent air bags from deploying in a crash.
recalling over 118,000 of certain Outback and Legacy vehicles due to a potential issue with deployment of air bags in a crash.
According to a recall notice posted Friday from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around 118,723 of 2020-2022 Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicles are affected by the recall.

A capacitor in the sensors for the occupant detection system may crack and short circuit, which can prevent the front passenger air bag from deploying in a crash.

Subaru dealers will replace the sensors on the front passenger seat, free of charge. Letters informing the owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed by May 21 and owners will receive a second letter once the remedy for the recall is available.

How to contact Subaru about the recall
Subaru is recalling 118,000 vehicles .Owners can contact Subaru’s customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WRA-24.
Subaru is recalling more than 118,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to an issue that could prevent the airbags from deploying during a crash, according to a federal safety regulator.
Certain Outback and Legacy vehicles that were manufactured between 2020 and 2022 are being recalled because a capacitor in the sensors for the Occupant Detection System (ODS) may crack and short circuit, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said.

The NHTSA warned that the issue can “prevent the front passenger airbag from deploying in a crash.”

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A 2020 Subaru Outback.
Certain Outback and Legacy vehicles that were manufactured between 2020 and 2022 are being recalled because a capacitor in the sensors for the Occupant Detection System may crack and short circuit. (Subaru)

Dealers will replace these sensors on the front passenger seat for free. Letters informing owners of the safety risk will be mailed on May 21, followed by a second letter when the fix is available, according to the NHTSA.

This is the latest in a string of recalls that have been issued across the industry in recent weeks.

A 2020 Subaru Legacy.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned that the issue can “prevent the front passenger airbag from deploying in a crash.” (Subaru)

Last week, Stellantis recalled around 286,000 vehicles over concerns that the side airbag inflators in the cars may rupture, which could injure or even kill people.

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Hyundai and Kia also recalled last week more than 147,000 electric vehicles in the U.S. due to damaged charging units.

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Separately, Carfax recently warned that 3.7 million cars were still on the road with “park outside” recalls as of January.

That’s a 40% increase in cars with those recalls nationwide since May 2023. The number of cars with park outside recalls in some areas nearly doubled

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