Subaru Recalls Foresters due to Defective Airbags
Subaru is recalling over 350,000 Foresters due to defective airbags.
The recall affects Subaru Foresters from 2015-2018 with heated seats. The problem is due to an electrical connection in the front passenger seat. According to the documents, an electrical connection within the seats could loosen over time and cause a decrease in contact pressure. If this happens, the occupant detection system may not function properly and could deactivate the passenger airbag.
This poses a serious risk for occupants in the event of a crash.
Owners will begin being notified by Subaru starting November 29, 2019 when replacement parts are available.
The manufacturer will inspect owner’s systems and replace them free of charge.
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers. If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist. A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights. Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.
Source: CNET.com, “Defective airbag sensor leads to 366,000 Subaru Foresters recalled”