The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2012 Subaru Outback, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Autoliv Air Bag Propellant Mixture

    NHTSA Equipment Query #EQ12002

    • Status:
    • Date Opened: February 14, 2012
    • Date Closed: May 08, 2012
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Air Bags:Side/Window

    Summary: The summary for this investigation, labeled "EQ12-002 Autoliv Closing Resume", can be found attached separately to this resume.This EQ is closed.