Recalls

Find the latest 2003 Subaru Forester recalls as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Manufacturers.

Dates of Manufacture December 2000
Dates of Manufacture June 2001 - September 2002
Manufacturer Recall No. WWL-95
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V282
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V047
Potential Number of Units Affected 16,3243
Potential Number of Units Affected 500
Remedy Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during January 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent during November 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Remedy Dealers will replace the left and right front seat belt buckle/latch assemblies. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Feb. 24, 2003. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Summary Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the "P" (Park) position, the transmission park mechanism, which is intended to hold the vehicle, may not engage. The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies." In the event of a crash, the front seat belts could unlatch, which could result in injury to the seat occupant.
Dates of Manufacture December 2000
Dates of Manufacture June 2001 - September 2002
Manufacturer Recall No. WWL-95
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V282
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V047
Potential Number of Units Affected 16,3243
Potential Number of Units Affected 500
Remedy Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during January 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent during November 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Remedy Dealers will replace the left and right front seat belt buckle/latch assemblies. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Feb. 24, 2003. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Summary Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the "P" (Park) position, the transmission park mechanism, which is intended to hold the vehicle, may not engage. The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies." In the event of a crash, the front seat belts could unlatch, which could result in injury to the seat occupant.
Dates of Manufacture December 2000
Dates of Manufacture June 2001 - September 2002
Manufacturer Recall No. WWL-95
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V282
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V047
Potential Number of Units Affected 16,3243
Potential Number of Units Affected 500
Remedy Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during January 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent during November 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Remedy Dealers will replace the left and right front seat belt buckle/latch assemblies. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Feb. 24, 2003. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Summary Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the "P" (Park) position, the transmission park mechanism, which is intended to hold the vehicle, may not engage. The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies." In the event of a crash, the front seat belts could unlatch, which could result in injury to the seat occupant.
Dates of Manufacture December 2000
Dates of Manufacture June 2001 - September 2002
Manufacturer Recall No. WWL-95
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V282
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V047
Potential Number of Units Affected 16,3243
Potential Number of Units Affected 500
Remedy Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during January 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent during November 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Remedy Dealers will replace the left and right front seat belt buckle/latch assemblies. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Feb. 24, 2003. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Summary Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the "P" (Park) position, the transmission park mechanism, which is intended to hold the vehicle, may not engage. The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies." In the event of a crash, the front seat belts could unlatch, which could result in injury to the seat occupant.
Dates of Manufacture December 2000
Dates of Manufacture June 2001 - September 2002
Manufacturer Recall No. WWL-95
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V282
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V047
Potential Number of Units Affected 16,3243
Potential Number of Units Affected 500
Remedy Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during January 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent during November 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Remedy Dealers will replace the left and right front seat belt buckle/latch assemblies. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Feb. 24, 2003. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Summary Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the "P" (Park) position, the transmission park mechanism, which is intended to hold the vehicle, may not engage. The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies." In the event of a crash, the front seat belts could unlatch, which could result in injury to the seat occupant.
Dates of Manufacture December 2000
Dates of Manufacture June 2001 - September 2002
Manufacturer Recall No. WWL-95
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V282
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V047
Potential Number of Units Affected 16,3243
Potential Number of Units Affected 500
Remedy Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during January 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent during November 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Remedy Dealers will replace the left and right front seat belt buckle/latch assemblies. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Feb. 24, 2003. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Summary Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the "P" (Park) position, the transmission park mechanism, which is intended to hold the vehicle, may not engage. The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies." In the event of a crash, the front seat belts could unlatch, which could result in injury to the seat occupant.
Dates of Manufacture December 2000
Dates of Manufacture June 2001 - September 2002
Manufacturer Recall No. WWL-95
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V282
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V047
Potential Number of Units Affected 16,3243
Potential Number of Units Affected 500
Remedy Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during January 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent during November 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Remedy Dealers will replace the left and right front seat belt buckle/latch assemblies. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Feb. 24, 2003. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Summary Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the "P" (Park) position, the transmission park mechanism, which is intended to hold the vehicle, may not engage. The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies." In the event of a crash, the front seat belts could unlatch, which could result in injury to the seat occupant.