Subaru Recalls 320,000 Foresters to Replace Noncompliant Part on Rear Seat Belt

Subaru is recalling about 320,000 of its 2009-12 Foresters because the rear seat belt may not securely hold a child safety seat or restraint, the automaker informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In a notice posted on the agency’s Web site, Subaru said the seat belt for the center position in the back seat may not lock “depending on the shape and size” of the child restraint being used. Subaru told the safety agency that a parts shortage would prevent the last of the affected vehicles from being repaired until February 2013.

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