TKB-19 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode – 2010-2014 Subaru

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V008
Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 330,120

 

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Subaru has a Recall


Owner Notification Letter

February 2019

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RCONL-19V008-8531.pdf

Download (PDF, 206KB)


Owner Notification Letter

January 2019

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RCONL-19V008-5498.pdf

Download (PDF, 206KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

February 7, 2019

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RCAK-19V008-5452.pdf

Download (PDF, 240KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V008&docType=RCL


 

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