Subaru Recall WVG-17: Electronic Stability Control Sensor
2008 Subaru Tribeca
If the sensor was improperly installed, vehicle handling characteristics during hard braking, sudden turns or other quick maneuvers could cause the vehicle to react in an unexpected manner or result in unstable handling. Under extreme conditions, the driver could lose control of the vehicle and a crash could occur.
Subaru is recalling 5,130 MY 2008-2009 Tribeca passenger vehicles. The vehicle dynamic control (vdc) G-sensor was improperly installed. This sensor is designed to be mounted in a forward facing direction but may have been installed backwards during production.
Dealers will inspect the position of the vdc G-sensor. If the sensor is found to be installed correctly, no further action is needed. If the sensor is found to be installed incorrectly (backwards), the sensor will be removed and reinstalled in the correct position. The vdc system will also be reprogrammed to ensure proper operation. The recallbegan on December 19, 2008. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.