The Japanese based automaker Subaru has recently announced a recall which will affect the Legacy and Outback models, because of a problem with the side curtain airbags.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 381 units of the 2012 model year Subaru Outback and Legacy will be affected by this recall and owners of the two models will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of the side curtain airbags which might not deploy in case of an accident.
“These vehicles may be equipped with side curtain airbags that contain an incorrect propellant mixture for the initiator component used, resulting in insufficient output of compressed gas. The side curtain airbags may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury”, as the NHTSA says in its recall summary of the problem.
Subaru says that no technical reports of the side curtain airbags problem has been received from any market, including the United States, but the parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, received a report through Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., from Takata U.S.A. supplier, which said that the side curtain airbags had not deployed during the inspection.
There aren’t any crashes or injuries of the 2012 Subaru Legacy or Outback models because of this issue and the recall is expected to begin in April. Owners of the vehicles mentioned above can contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.