SUBARU TRIBECA 2006: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL

Make : SUBARU Model : TRIBECA Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2005-04-29 - 2012-07-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V014000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-03-06 Date Received by ODI: 2017-01-10 Date Added to Database: 2017-01-11
Manufacturers Involved: Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: TKA-17
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 53480
Summary:
      Subaru of America, Inc. "Subaru" is recalling certain 2005-2006 Subaru Baja, 2006-2011 Impreza "including WRX and STI models", 2006-2012 Tribeca, 2009-2012 Forester, Legacy, Outback, and 2012 WRX vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands "Saipan", and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
      An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
      Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 6, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-17.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.