Vehicles Affected: Approximately 366,200 model-year 2015-18 Subaru Forester SUVs equipped with heated seats
The Problem: An electrical connection in the front passenger seat for the occupant detection system may loosen, which could cause the front passenger airbag to deactivate even though the seat is occupied, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the ODS sensor mat harness for free once parts become available.
What Owners Should Do: Subaru will begin notifying owners Nov. 29. A second notice will be sent once remedy parts are available. Owners can call the automaker at 844-373-6614, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Subaru Forester
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