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275,000 Subaru Foresters Recalled for Non-Locking Seatbelts

Subaru is recalling over 275,000 2009-2012 Forester models for faulty seatbelts.

Donny Nordlicht
Mar 16, 2012
Subaru is recalling over 275,000 2009-2012 Forester models for faulty seatbelts. The rear center seatbelts may not lock when used for securing a child's carseat.
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2009-2012 Subaru Forester
The Problem: Subaru is recalling certain Foresters for rear center seatbelts that may not lock in a crash if a child seat is installed. If the belt does not restrain the seat, there is a higher risk for injury to a child sitting in the backseat in a car seat.
The Fix: Owners will begin being notified no later than April 13, and dealers will install a new rear center seatbelt assembly for rear seatbelts at no charge. Subaru can be contacted at 1-800-782-2783 regarding recall number WQA-37.
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Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: A total of more than 275,000 2009-2012 Subaru Foresters are being recalled. Subaru has broken down the potentially affected models by year: 88,759 2009 Foresters built from November 26, 2007 to March 26, 2009; 111,830 2010 Foresters built from January 28, 2009 to August 6, 2010; 74,802 2011 Foresters built from June 10, 2010 to August 31, 2011; and a to-be-determined number of 2012 Foresters built from May 25, 2011 to March 13, 2012.

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