Subaru of America, Inc. is recalling an estimated 366,282 2015 to 2018 Forester compact SUVs equipped with heated seats because an electrical connection in the front passenger seat for the Occupant Detection System may loosen.
With this scenario, the front passenger airbag may deactivate even when there is a passenger occupying it, increasing the likelihood of injury in the event of a collision.
To fix the problem, Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the system's sensor mat harness, at no cost to customers.
Parts are not currently available. Owners will be notified of the recall beginning Nov. 29, and will receive a second notice when remedy parts are available.
Owners can reach Subaru customer service at (844) 373-6614. Subaru's reference number for this recall is WUM-98.