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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,400 miles

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2002 Subaru Forester seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 272004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,400 miles


My vehicle was broadsided on the left side by another vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign traveling approximately 30-40 mph. Damage to the left side of my vehicle extended from the driver's door to the rear left side of the vehicle. The force of the impact spun my vehicle into a tree that damaged the right rear quarter panel of the vehicle. The vehicle is a total loss. Neither left nor right side impact airbags deployed. On November 29, 2004 I notified Subaru of America of the airbag failure. They assigned case #700-407 and senior representative rick pozniak. On December 3, 2004 Subaru of America through rick pozniak informed me that they would not investigate the air bag failure.

- Billings, MT, USA

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