WUF-91 – Replacement Ignition Switch Recall – 2005-2014 Subaru

April 11, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V297000

Ignition Switch may Turn Off

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.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V297

Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 511

 

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.

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Bumper Corner Molding – Subaru

Accessory Installation Guide

 

Bumper Corner Molding (4 piece)

2004-2005, 2008-2011 – Impreza all models
2003-2005, 2014 to Current – Forester (Painted Bumper Only, Non-Turbo)
2000-2004, 2010-2012 – Legacy Sedan, Wagon and Outback Sedan
2005 to 2009 – Legacy and Outback Wagon
2006 to Current – Tribeca

SOA7181004

Installation Instructions

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07-116-16R – Supplemental Service Procedure Information to be Used in Conjunction with Campaigns WQP-51, WQR-53R and TKA, B, C-16R –

NUMBER: 07-116-16R
DATE: 11/11/16
REVISED: 12/30/16

 

APPLICABILITY: All Affected Models
SUBJECT: Supplemental Service Procedure Information to be Used in Conjunction with Campaigns WQP-51, WQR-53R and TKA, B, C-16R

 

INTRODUCTION:

This Service Information bulletin is intended to provide helpful tips to Technicians performing  the above-listed airbag inflator assembly replacement recalls.  This information should increase  Technician efficiency and the recall completion percentages of their Service Departments.  The  supplemental tips provided here are to be used in conjunction with the Service Procedures already published in the current campaign bulletins and applicable Service Manuals.

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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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