Subaru Recalls 320,000 Foresters

Subaru is recalling approximately 320,000 of its 2009-12 Foresters, as the rear seat belt may not securely hold a child safety seat or restraint. Subaru has said that the seat belt for the center position of the back seat may not lock, “depending on the shape and size,” of the child restraint being used.
In an unbelievable announcement, Subaru has stated that a parts shortage would prevent the last of the affected vehicles from being repaired until February 2013. Seriously? “Your child may be at risk of serious harm, but we’ll get around to fixing that by February of NEXT year, in the meantime, safe driving.”
Subaru has announced that they are not aware of any incidents, accidents or injuries related to this problem, but again, we’ll have to wait until February 2013 to find out. Stay tuned, but in the meantime, here are two more: