Products Liability Law Daily Subaru recalls 366K Forester vehicles to replace ODS sensor mat harness
Friday, October 11, 2019

Subaru recalls 366K Forester vehicles to replace ODS sensor mat harness

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Replacement parts are currently unavailable; company will send a second notification when remedy can proceed.

Subaru of America, Inc. has recalled around 366,282 2015-2018 Forester vehicles equipped with heated seats because an electrical connection in the front passenger seat for the Occupant Detection System (ODS) may loosen. According to the company, if the connection loosens, the front passenger airbag may deactivate even though the seat is occupied, increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger in the event of a crash (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 19V701, Report receipt date: October 3, 2019).

Remedy. Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the ODS sensor mat harness, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be notified of the recall beginning November 29, 2019, and will receive a second notice when remedy parts are available.

Contact information. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WUM-98. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

Companies: Subaru of America, Inc.

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