Approximately 366,200 model-year 2015-18 Subaru Forester SUVs equipped with heated seats are being recalled because an electrical connection under the front seat cushion may become loose. If this happens, the front airbag may deactivate even if the seat is occupied, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Subaru began notifying owners on Nov. 29. A second notice will be sent once remedy parts are available. Owners can call the automaker at 844-373-6614 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the ODS sensor and electrical harness.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.