Subaru to recall over 118,000 vehicles in US, NHTSA says

By Thomson Reuters Mar 27, 2024 | 4:44 AM

(Reuters) – Subaru of America is recalling 118,723 SUVs and sedans in the U.S. over an issue which prevents air bags from deploying in a crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday.

The recall covers certain Outback and Legacy models produced between 2020 and 2022.

“A capacitor in the sensors for the Occupant Detection System (ODS) may crack and short circuit, which can prevent the front passenger air bag from deploying in a crash,” the NHTSA said.

Dealers will replace the ODS sensors on the front passenger seat to remedy the issue for free.

(Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan and Nathan Gomes in Bengaluru; Editing by Varun H K)