Subaru recalls 118,000 Outbacks and Legacys

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The front passenger airbag may not deploy

Subaru of America is recalling 118,723 model year 2020-2022 Outbacks and Legacys.

A capacitor in the sensors for the Occupant Detection System (ODS) may crack and short circuit, which can prevent the front passenger airbag from deploying in a crash.

Failure of an airbag to deploy in a crash can increase the risk of injury.

What to do

Dealers will replace the ODS sensors on the front passenger seat free of charge.

Interim letters informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed May 21, 2024. Owners will receive a second letter once the remedy is available.

Owners may contact Subaru customer service at (844) 373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WRA-24.

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