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Subaru recalls Tribecas, WRXs, Outbacks, Legacys, Imprezas and Foresters

The passenger front airbag inflator may explode

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Subaru of America is recalling 330,120 model year 2010-2014 Tribecas, WRXs, Outbacks & Legacys; model year 2010-2011 Imprezas and model year 2010-2013 Foresters sold, or ever registered, in 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.

The vehicles are equipped with air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger front airbag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger front airbag, the inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An explosion of an inflator may result in sharp metal fragments striking vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

What to do

Subaru is notifying owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger airbag inflator, free of charge.

The recall began January 25, 2019.

Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-19.

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