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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
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2001 Subaru Forester seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 242001

(reported on)

Forester 4WD

  • miles


Brakes lightly applied due to slush on roadway, brakes did not work vehicle crashed, driver suffered concusion as head hit windshield and air bags did not depoly. Seat belt did not hold driver firmly. Subaru home office notified, chris, customer service rep appears not very concerned and almost callous in response to our concerns. Ins co has elected to further investigation the vehicle.

- My. Vision, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 062001

Forester 4WD

  • miles
Aotomobile skidded of road D/T snow/slush stopping in culvert. Damage to front end considered substantial. Air bags did not deploy and seat belt apparently did not hold occupant since her head hit the windshield. She was transported to local er. The fact that the airbags did not depoly impressed the police and emts at the accident site.

- Mt Vision, NY, USA

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