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2017 SUBARU FORESTER RECALL (AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER))

Make: Subaru
Model Year: 2017
Model: FORESTER
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V701000
Component: AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 366,282
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 10/03/2019
Record Creation Date: 10/04/2019

2017 Subaru FORESTER DEFECT SUMMARY

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Forester vehicles equipped with heated seats. An electrical connection in the front passenger seat for the Occupant Detection System (ODS) may loosen.

2017 Subaru FORESTER DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

If the connection loosens, the front passenger airbag may deactivate even though the seat is occupied, increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger in the event of a crash.

2017 Subaru FORESTER RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the ODS sensor mat harness, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be notified of the recall beginning November 29, 2019, and will receive a second notice when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUM-98.
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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