Washington, DC: As of Thursday, January 26, 2017, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of 77 vehicle, tire, accessory or other related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb
Among the 77 recalls the NHTSA has announced this January comes news of the following:
Subaru of America, Inc. (“Subaru”) has recalled certain 2005-2006 Baja, 2009 Forester, Legacy and Outback and 2006-2009 Impreza (including WRX and STI models) and Tribeca vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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 front air bags, these Inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
According to the NHTSA, an Inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
More information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 8183-2017
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Filed under: Assistive, health or safety devices, Burn or scald hazard, Death hazard, Fire or smoke hazard, US NHTSA, Vehicles | Tagged: air-bag inflator malfunction, airbag inflator malfunction, axle bolt failure, Baja, coupling hook failure hazard, crash hazard, electrical short hazard, fire hazard, Forester, fuel leakage hazard, Impreza, injury hazard, Legacy, metal fragment hazard, NHTSA, Outback, Recalls Direct RIN: 8183-2017, Subaru, Tribeca, US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration |