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2009 SUBARU TRIBECA RECALL (AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL)

Make: Subaru
Model Year: 2009
Model: TRIBECA
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V026000
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 69,529
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 01/13/2017
Record Creation Date: 01/13/2017

2009 Subaru TRIBECA DEFECT SUMMARY

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Baja, 2009 Forester, Legacy and Outback and 2006-2009 Impreza (including WRX and STI models) and Tribeca vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules 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.

2009 Subaru TRIBECA DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

2009 Subaru TRIBECA RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger front air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-17.
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.

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