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2010 SUBARU LEGACY RECALL (AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL)

Make: Subaru
Model Year: 2010
Model: LEGACY
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V014000
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 53,480
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 01/11/2017
Record Creation Date: 01/11/2017

2010 Subaru LEGACY DEFECT 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.

2010 Subaru LEGACY DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

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

2010 Subaru LEGACY RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger 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 TKA-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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