NHTSA opens investigation into Subaru Forester over airbag sensors – Roadshow

Drivers say the Forester’s airbag is not at all times able to deploy.


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The NHTSA has opened a preliminary analysis into the Subaru Forester after receiving a number of complaints in regards to the automobile’s airbag sensor. In whole, the NHTSA doc dated Aug. 6 claims the company has obtained 51 complaints to date.

Presently, the investigation covers 553,692 Foresters from the 2016 to 2018 mannequin years, although it is solely an estimated quantity to date. Per the doc, house owners have complained of the occupant detection system failing to activate the front-passenger airbag when the seat is occupied. Additional the doc included studies of the SRS mild illuminating within the dashboard.


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After all, if the airbag fails to deploy within the occasion of a crash, there is a elevated danger of harm. Roadshow reached out to Subaru for touch upon the investigation however the automaker didn’t instantly reply. Per the NHTSA doc, the company has not obtained any studies of crashes, fires, accidents or deaths involving the alleged downside. It is unclear presently if Subaru has obtained any studies, however we are going to replace this story ought to Subaru reply to our request.

The Forester is one among Subaru’s hottest fashions within the US, and simply final month, the automaker stated it offered its two-millionth Forester within the nation.

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