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2012 SUBARU OUTBACK RECALL (AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW)

Make: Subaru
Model Year: 2012
Model: OUTBACK
NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V047000
Component: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 381
Owner Notified Date: 02/21/2012
Report Received Date: 02/09/2012
Record Creation Date: 02/09/2012

2012 Subaru OUTBACK DEFECT SUMMARY

SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 1, 2011, THROUGH DECEMBER 23, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS THAT CONTAIN AN INCORRECT PROPELLANT MIXTURE FOR THE INITIATOR COMPONENT USED, RESULTING IN INSUFFICIENT OUTPUT OF COMPRESSED GAS.

2012 Subaru OUTBACK DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

THE SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

2012 Subaru OUTBACK RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ONE OR BOTH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG MODULES, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OR BEFORE EARLY-APRIL 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
SUBARU'S RECALL NUMBER IS WVZ-36.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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