Filed under: Sedan, Wagon, Subaru



Subaru is recalling certain 2012 model year Legacy sedans and Outback wagons due to side curtain airbags that may not deploy in the event of a crash. A total of 381 vehicles are affected by this recall, all of which were manufactured between December 1 and December 23, 2011.

So, why won't the side curtain airbags deploy? We'll let the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explain it:
These vehicles may be equipped with side curtain airbags that contain an incorrect propellant mixture for the initiator component used, resulting in insufficient output of compressed gas.
We don't need to tell you why having faulty airbags is a bad thing. Subaru will notify its owners and will replace the car's side curtain airbags free of charge. The recall is expected to fully kick off by April, and concerned owners can contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information. NHTSA's official statement is available after the jump, as well.Continue reading Subaru recalling 2012 Legacy and Outback over airbag fault

Subaru recalling 2012 Legacy and Outback over airbag fault originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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