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.
In the affected vehicles, the knee guard bracket may not be properly attached to the steering beam assembly.
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the knee guard welding on each vehicle’s steering beam, replacing the beam as necessary, free of charge.
The recall began November 14, 2016.
Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783.
Subaru’s number for this recall is WTL-72.
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.