2012 Subaru Forester Recalls
The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.
A part of the engine air intake system called the air injection pump may continually operate and overheat. This could result in a fire hazard.
A brake fluid leak may develop resulting in increased stopping distance.
In certain cold weather states where salt is used to clear icy roads, brake lines may corrode and develop a brake fluid leak, affecting safe operation of the brakes.
The accessory lights that illuminate the area under the doors are commonly called "puddle" lights. An electrical issue in one or more of these lights can cause the light assembly to overheat and possibly catch fire.
In the event of a crash, the automatic locking function of the rear center seat belt assembly may not function correctly when used with a child safety seat.