Subaru recalling SUV due to seat belt malfunction

Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Subaru is recalling Forester SUVs because a rear seat belt may not hold a child seat securely in place.

Federal safety regulators say the recall affects certain Foresters from the 2009 to 2012 model years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the rear center belt does not meet federal safety standards.

According to the agency, Forester owners may not be able to install child seats properly, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Dealers will notify owners and begin replacing the belts free of charge starting April 13.

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