Subaru Recalls 118K Vehicles With Faulty Air Bag Sensors

March 28, 2024
This recall marks the third for the same issues and the same manufacturer.

Subaru has issued a recall on 118,000 U.S. vehicles for faulty air bag sensors, reports Reuters.

The recall applies to various 2020 through 2022 model year Outback and Legacy vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the issue stems from a capacitor in the sensors for the Occupant Detection System (ODS) that may crack and short circuit, preventing the front passenger air bag from deploying in a collision.

This recall marks the third for the same issues and same manufacturer. Toyota issued a recall this past December for 1.12 million vehicles, and in February Honda recalled 750,000. 

Subaru has received 3 technical reports and 253 warranty claims related to the issue, but no reports of accidents or injuries. To fix the problem, dealers will replace the ODS sensors on the front passenger seat.

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