2014 Subaru FORESTER Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2014 Subaru FORESTER Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1191186
 Internal NHTSA #10724973
 ManufacurerSubaru of America, Inc.
 Model Year2014
 File date05/06/14
 ComponentAIR BAGS
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemThis subaru occupant detection system in my 2014 forester is defective. It does not detect my wife and the passenger air bag does not turn on. We have been told by subaru that they have recently changed to an "electrostatic capacitance sensor" to replace the previous "weight sensor". My wife needs to sit on a seat cushion as the seats are too hard for her medical condition. Subaru told us the seat cushion will not allow the ods to verify a person is sitting in the seat and will not turn on the passenger airbag. I also discovered that wet clothing (wet raincoat) will also defeat the sensor and the airbag will not be turned on. This is totally unacceptable and dangerous to all passengers. The only suggestion from subaru was for my wife to sit in the back seat. Subaru customer service advised me that your department is mandating that all vehicles use this electrostatic capacitance sensor. I strongly urge your department to reconsider mandating this sensor as the old "weight sensor " in my 2011 outback works just fine with a cushion.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure11800
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StatePRESCOTT, AZ
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase19/08/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
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 Vehicle speed0
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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