US NHTSA Recalls: Subaru & GM Air Bag Inflators – Zone B


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Friday, January 10, 2020, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of twenty three (23) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Direct link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchCurrentMonthRecall

Additional information:

Among the twenty three (23) recalls the NHTSA announced this month comes news of the following:

Logo - Subaru of AmericaSubaru of America, Inc. (“Subaru”), a Camden, New Jersey establishment and a subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan, has recalled an estimated 127,547 2009-2013 Forester, 2003-2006 Baja, 2004-2011 Impreza, 2004-2014 WRX (including STI), 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback, and 2006 Saab 9-2X 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 or “Zone B.”

Logo - General MotorsNHTSA Safety Notification 20V002000 reports that these vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

According to the NHTSA, an Inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Subaru will notify registered Subaru owners and General Motors will notify registered Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflators with alternate inflators, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2020. Subaru Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614 and Saab owners may contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center toll-free at 1-800-955-9007 during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time Monday to Friday. Subaru’s designation for this recall is TKB-20.

You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit https://www.safercar.gov/.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Takata (TK Global LLC), please search for “Takata” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Subaru of America, Inc., please search for “Subaru” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by General Motors, please search for “General Motors” or “GM” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Injury hazards, please search for “injury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Death hazards, please search for “death” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

___________________________________________________________

More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V002000
Recalls Direct RIN: 12515-2020
Want to read more about this recall?
==> Please click on the links above to visit the originating site.
Want to read more about other recalls?
==> Please click on the links below.

General information:
More recalls? Back to the main Recalls Direct page:
==> http://www.RecallsDirect.com/
About the Recalls Direct service:
==> http://wp.me/P2bVty-2
Visit the Living Safely site:
==> http://www.LivingSafely.org/
Report an unsafe vehicle you purchased in the United States to the NHTSA [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/
Search for a recalled vehicle on the US NHTSA Web site [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

We welcome your feedback:
Want to e-mail or share this recall?
==> Simply use the “Share this” options below.
Is this recall relevant to you? Please let us know!
==> Click on the “Like” button below.
E. & O. E.

___________________________________________________________

%d bloggers like this: