February 26, 2003
Subaru Has Recalled the 2003 Forester
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : SUBARU Model : FORESTER Year : 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V047000 Recall Date : FEB 18, 2003
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 500
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR
VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES. THE LEFT AND RIGHT
FRONT SEAT BELT BUCKLE/LATCH ASSEMBLIES WERE IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED.
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE FRONT SEAT BELTS COULD UNLATCH, WHICH COULD
RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEAT BELT BUCKLE/LATCH
ASSEMBLIES. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2003.
OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON
SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME
SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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