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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,000 miles

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2008 Subaru Forester seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 202010


  • 13,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Subaru Forester. While the contact was seated in the front passenger seat the air bag deactivation light on the dashboard illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician checked the sensors and stated that it was set to the appropriate weight according to manufacturers specifications. The dealer informed the contact that there was nothing they could do and suggested that the contact sit in the back seat. The contact stated that she had to place weights on the seat in order for the air bag to be activated whenever she rides in the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that they could not offer any assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 13,000.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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