2018 Subaru FORESTER Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2018 Subaru FORESTER Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1511104
 Internal NHTSA #11149508
 ManufacurerSubaru of America, Inc.
 Model Year2018
 File date19/08/18
 ComponentAIR BAGS
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemSome time in august 2018 i noticed that the air bag warning light would randomly come on indicating that the air bag on the passenger side of my new 2018 subaru forester was turned off even when an adult passenger was seated. I called the dealer who at first couldn't explain it. It happened again a few times, after which i notified the dealer who determined the passenger side indicator switch was likely faulty, and around october 1, 2018 they ordered a replacement part. The indicator light comes on randomly (indicating the bag is turned off) when an adult is in the seat - i have had the passenger shift positions which sometimes turns it back on; i have pulled over, turned off the engine, had passenger get out of the vehicle and get back in, turn on the engine and sometimes that turns the bag back on. Sometimes the indicator shows the bag is on (with passenger in seat) but in the middle of the drive, the bag will suddenly turn off and we have to do the "in-and-out" dance to get the bag to turn on again. At least one time, the bag turned on when no one was in the seat! These things happen sometimes when the car is still in park (but engine turned on), and sometimes when the car is in motion. Totally random. This occurs (so far) during city driving. The dealer originally said the part would probably arrive mid october, then late october, etc. I called subaru hq and talked to them about the issue. They will "attempt to expedite" but said the part is "on back order" with eta mid november, then late november "maybe," but they really aren't sure when they can get the part. In the mean time, i am nervous about driving with passengers in the front seat without proper protection in the event of a crash. I have been in touch a number of times with both the dealer and subaru hq in nj regarding this issue.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure8000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StatePENSACOLA, FL
 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 purchase03/07/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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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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