SUBARU TRIBECA 2006: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL

Make : SUBARU Model : TRIBECA Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2004-12-22 - 2008-04-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V016000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-03-08 Date Received by ODI: 2017-01-10 Date Added to Database: 2017-01-12
Manufacturers Involved: Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: TKC-17
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 62764
Summary:
      Subaru of America, Inc. "Subaru" is recalling certain 2005-2006 Baja, 2006-2008 Impreza "including WRX and STI models", Tribeca, and 2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, 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 their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 8, 2017. Subaru owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Saab owners may contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is TKC-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.