The NHTSA has opened a preliminary evaluation into the Subaru Forester after receiving multiple complaints about the vehicle's airbag sensor. In total, the NHTSA document dated Aug. 6 claims the agency has received 51 complaints so far.
Currently, the investigation covers 553,692 Foresters from the 2016 to 2018 model years, though it's only an estimated number so far. Per the document, owners have complained of the occupant detection system failing to turn on the front-passenger airbag when the seat is occupied. Further the document included reports of the SRS light illuminating in the dashboard.