The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation on the Subaru Impreza.
The investigation will focus on a possible issue with the vehicle’s Occupant Detection System, which is used to identify whether the occupant in the passenger seat is full sized or a child. That system is responsible of turning off the airbag deployment if necessary.
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NHTSA has received 26 complaints on possible issues with the Occupant Detection System, saying that it was incorrectly turning off the airbag deployment when a full-sized adult was in the front passenger seat. The Japanese automaker had put out a Technical Service Bulletin in May 2012 to address a similar problem.
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