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Subaru Outback Recall 04V274000

Side Air Bags May Not Deploy Correctly

Recall Details

A test conducted by the (IIHS) Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that the Left and right side curtain airbags may not deploy properly. This could result in increased risk of injury. The dealership will replace the airbags. The Subaru recall # is WWR02

Our Quick Take

On some vehicles the side curtain airbags may not deploy correctly, increasing the risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Subaru will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning June 11, 2004. If you have not been contacted and feel your car falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealer. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so. 

Body, Interior & Misc., June 11, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
June 11, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,987
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V274000
Component
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Summary
THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS IN CERTAIN VEHICLES INVOLVED IN THIS CAMPAIGN MAY NOT FULLY DEPLOY RAPIDLY ENOUGH WHEN ACTIVATED IN A SIDE IMPACT COLLISION. DURING A SIDE IMPACT TEST CONDUCTED BY THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY (IIHS), THE TEST RESULTS INDICATED THAT THERE WAS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE IIHS TEST RESULTS AND THE RESULT OF SIDE IMPACT TESTS CONDUCTED BY FHI.
Consequence
THIS MAY RESULT IN FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE INTENDED HEAD PROTECTION, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO A SEAT OCCUPANT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG MODULES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 11, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783. .
Notes
SUBARU RECALL NO. WWR02.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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