2013 Subaru Legacy seat belts / air bags NHTSA complaints: Air Bags

NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,832 miles

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2013 Subaru Legacy seat belts / air bags problems

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2013 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 022015


  • 27,500 miles


Subaru Legacy driver side air bag failure. Was pulling forward on a green light when I was T-boned on drivers side door and front wing/wheel. My speed approx 5 mph, , straight, other car driving above the threshold for a front airbag to deploy in a Hyundai sonata 2013, which I believe above 14 mph into solid concrete wall or 28 mph parked car per tests. Hyundai car was perpendicular to Legacy when it struck. Side airbags failed to deploy despite extensive damage to driver door and left wing. Let front wheel bent upwards into engine area, windscreen cracked, complete damage to left front end and side up to end of driver door. Rear door unmarked. Update 9/15/15

- Studio City, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 172014


  • 10,328 miles
On 01/17/14, the air bag light came on and car was taken to Subaru dealer. Dealer verified condition and performed re-calibration of the air bag system. This cleared the air bag. On 01/21/14, the air bag light came on and the car had 10611 miles. Car was taken to dealer and tech verified and stated there was a short in the right seat frame. Seat frame was ordered and replaced. Issues solved for a few days. On 01/24/14, the air bag came on again and vehicle had 10929 miles. Car was taken to dealer and tech verified and found there was a short in the detection module and stated car was unsafe. Dealer provided a loaner while the car was in shop waiting for parts. On 02/07/14, the air bag light came on again with 12,052 miles. Dealer found right front seat buckle was not staying correctly connected to the wire harness. On 11/17/14. The air bag light came on and car was taken to dealer. Dealer stated they will contact Subaru to find out exactly why this keeps happening. Cars air bag light goes on and off.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 042014


  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Subaru Legacy. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the parts were on backorder. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 12,000.

- Springfield , NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 042014


  • 1,500 miles
Airbag fault warning light turn on with front passenger airbag off light turn on and the front passenger seat belt unbuckle warning also turn on while driving. There is a passenger in the front seat with seat belt on. Turn off the car and started the car again multiple time did not resolve the problem, the passenger air bag light stay off with seat belt warning light on even with or without front passenger.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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