Subaru Recalls Over 100,000 Vehicles Because of Safety Critical Issue

The Japanese automaker has announced a recall affecting its popular models due to an airbag safety risk. Find out later in the article if your model is affected.

History of the Recall

Subaru America initiated the recall after it was discovered that airbags might not deploy during a crash. The issue relates to the capacitor housed within the occupant detection system sensor, as it may crack and short circuit. This leads to the front passenger airbag being unable to deploy when it is supposed to and can seriously affect passenger safety in a crash.

Which Subaru Models Are Affected?

118,000 Legacy and Outback models are subject to the recall, affecting 2020-2022 model years. Broken down into 103,114 Outback models and 15,609 Legacy models built between June 16, 2020, and July 12, 2021.

What Owners Need To Do Next

Subaru has said that the dealership will replace the affected occupant sensors for every affected vehicle. If your vehicle has already undergone out-of-pocket expenses relating to this issue, Subaru has also claimed that they will reimburse owners. Letters will be sent to owners from May 21, 2024. So if you think your vehicle is affected, wait for further instructions outlined in the letter.

If you are in doubt or need more help, then call Subaru’s customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WRA-24.

How Consumers Can Take Back Control

This latest announcement from Subaru is related to a safety critical component, airbags. Whilst fixes have been announced for the affected vehicles, many owners continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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About the Author
Sepehr Daghighian is a partner with CCA that is well-versed in all aspects of lemon-law litigation. A 2005 graduate of Loyola Law School, Mr. Daghighian has been practicing litigation throughout the state of California for over 13-years. In this time, Mr. Daghighian has advocated on behalf of California consumers in hundreds of lemon law cases throughout our great state. Mr. Daghighian has also successfully tried numerous such cases to verdict in both Federal and State Court.