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Subaru Recalls Over 100,000 Popular Models over Airbag Concern

by | Mar 28, 2024 | Personal Injury

Subaru has recalled 118,723 vehicles because a sensor may short circuit, preventing the front passenger air bag from deploying in a crash.

The recall covers the Japanese automaker’s 2020-2022 Outback and Legacy models. An air bag malfunction would increase the chance of a passenger suffering injury in an accident, Subaru said in recall documents submitted last week to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The affected Legacy and Outback vehicles have a sensor that detects when someone is sitting in the passenger seat. That sensor is connected to the vehicle’s Occupant Detection System (ODS). Subaru said that an outside company hired to make the ODS may have used faulty circuit boards inside the system, the company said in its recall notice.

Having a cracked circuit board allows moisture to leak in and can eventually cause a short circuit, Subaru said. When a short circuit happens, the vehicle will not detect if someone is in the passenger seat.

If you or a loved one has suffered losses due to this, or any, defective automobile, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more, contact the trusted car accident attorneys at Breslin and Breslin today.

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