2012 Subaru IMPREZA Air Bags Sensor Occupant Classification Recall

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2012 Subaru IMPREZA Air Bags Sensor Occupant Classification Recall

 NHTSA Recall #110217
NHTSA Compaign #15V419000
MFG Compaign #WQT-55
 ManufacturerSubaru of America, Inc.
 Model Year2012
 Date of notification21/08/15
 Begin date of manufacuring21/04/11
 End date of manufacturing16/02/12
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received01/07/15
 Report created01/07/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units30348
 Defect summarySubaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2012 model year subaru impreza 4-door and station wagon vehicles (except wrx/sti models) manufactured april 21, 2011, to february 16, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the occupant detection system (ods) may deactivate if a front seat passenger operates a device that is plugged into the power outlet such as a music player or cell phone, or touches a metal part of the vehicle such as the forward/rearward seat adjuster lever.
 Consequence summaryIf the ods deactivates, the front passenger air bag will be turned off and the front passenger air bag will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.
 Corrective actionSubaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the occupant control unit with a modified one, free of charge. The recall began august 21, 2015. Owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is wqt-55.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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