TKA-17 TKB-17 TKC-17 – Takata Front Passenger Airbag Inflator Replacement – 2005-2012 Subaru

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V014
Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 53,480

 

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

 

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.

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TKA-16 TKB-16 TKC-16 – Takata Front Passenger Airbag Inflator Replacement – 2003-2011 Subaru

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V358
Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 159,274

 

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

 

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.

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WQN-50 – Accessory Trailer Hitch Assembly – 2015 Subaru Outback

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V577
Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.
Components TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number of Units Affected 56

 

Trailer Hitch Assembly may be Incorrectly Torqued

The mounting nut(s) may not provide sufficient force to remain attached to the studs or the studs themselves might break. If this were to happen while a trailer is being towed, the driver might not be able to operate the vehicle as desired or the trailer may detach from the vehicle. Either situation could increase the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 Outback vehicles manufactured January 22, 2014, to August 18, 2014, and equipped with a Subaru accessory trailer hitch assembly.

During installation, the trailer hitch mounting nuts may have been overtightened, potentially resulting in failure of the trailer hitch mounting studs.

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WTM-73 – Secondary Air Injection Pump Relay – 2007-2014 Subaru

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V738
Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 100,127

 

Power Relay may Fail Allowing Air Pump to Overheat

If the air injection pump overheats, it may melt and increase the risk of a fire.

 

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.

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WTL-72 – Improperly Aligned Knee Guard Bracket – 2017 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V716
Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.
Components STEERING, AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 54

 

Improperly Aligned Knee Guard Bracket

If the knee guard is not properly attached and the driver is not wearing a seatbelt, the knee guard may not be able to properly restrain the driver’s lower body in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

 

Summary

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured September 21, 2016, to September 23, 2016.

In the affected vehicles, the knee guard bracket may not be properly attached to the steering beam assembly.

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