Subaru recalls 350,000 Forester vehicles due to airbag issue
Chairman of The Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, Subaru Canada Shiro Ohta poses in front of the Subaru Forester after it won the 2017 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year during the Canadian International Autoshow, in Toronto on Thursday, February 16, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
The Associated Press
Published Friday, October 11, 2019 8:08AM EDT
Subaru is recalling more than 350,000 Forester vehicles with heated seats because an electrical connection in the front passenger seat may loosen and deactivate the airbag even though the seat is occupied.
Subaru said the recall includes Forester vehicles from 2015 to 2018.
The automaker will notify vehicle owners and dealers to inspect the occupant detection system mat harness and have it replaced free of charge if necessary.
Owners will be notified of the recall starting on Nov. 29. Replacement parts are not currently available. A second recall notice will be sent when the parts are available.