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2010 Subaru Tribeca Recalled for Defective Door Latches

WASHINGTON — Subaru is recalling 1,585 of its 2010 Tribeca vehicles because of faulty door latches that could cause the doors to open in traffic, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The door latch cables located inside the vehicle's driver and front passenger doors were improperly positioned during production," said NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem. "As a result, a cable can catch in the door glass regulator when a window is opened or closed. Should that occur, it may unlatch the door, causing it to come open unexpectedly when raising or lowering the window.

"If a door were to unlatch, it could open suddenly and without warning, creating a risk that an occupant could be ejected as well as a risk that the driver may become distracted, leading to a crash. This condition may also result in the failure of a door latch to operate, in which case occupants would be unable to open the door to exit the vehicle."

Subaru dealers will reposition and secure the latch cable in both front doors for free. The recall is expected to begin in March. Owners can contact Subaru at 800-782-2783.

Source: Source : (3/23/2010)