DETROIT (AP) – Subaru is recalling more than 275,000 Forester SUVs because a rear seat belt may not hold a child seat in place securely.
Federal safety regulators say the recall affects certain Foresters from the 2009 to 2012 model years.READ MORE: Crandall High School Dismisses Early Out Of 'Abundance Of Caution' Following Non-Specific Threat
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its website Thursday that the rear center belt doesn’t meet federal safety standards. The agency says Forester owners might not be able to install child seats properly, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
Dealers will notify owners and begin replacing the belts free of charge starting April 13.READ MORE: American, Southwest, Other Airlines Warn Of Chaos From Imminent Verizon, AT&T 5G Rollout
The problem was discovered in testing of the SUVs. It was unclear if it has caused any injuries.
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