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2020 Subaru Forester

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DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME (Always Check Service Manual)

1. Turn the ignition switch to OFF.
2. Disconnect the ground cable from the battery.
3. Wait at least 60 seconds or more before starting work

REV: 12/2020

PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT

1. DRIVER’S AIRBAG MODULE ASSEMBLY
1. Frontal collision (driver’s airbag module assembly activated)
(1) Replace the following parts with new ones.
• Airbag control module [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]
• Driver’s airbag module [AIRBAG,STEERING WHEEL]
• Knee airbag module [AIRBAG,KNEE BOLSTER]
• Passenger’s airbag module[AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL]
• Side airbag module (if deployed) [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
• Curtain airbag module (both sides / if deployed) [AIRBAG,ROOF]
• Seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Lap seat belt pretensioner (passenger’s side only)
• Locking tongue (front seat only) (right and left)
• Second row seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Front impact sensor (right and left) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRONT]
• Instrument panel assembly (because it is integrated with passenger’s airbag module) (if passenger’s airbag module is deployed)
• Steering wheel assembly
• Column assembly steering
• Roll connector

2. KNEE AIRBAG MODULE
1. Frontal collision (knee airbag module activated)
(1) Replace the following parts with new ones.
• Airbag control module [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]
• Driver’s airbag module [AIRBAG,STEERING WHEEL]
• Knee airbag module [AIRBAG,KNEE BOLSTER]
• Passenger’s airbag module[AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL]
• Side airbag module (if deployed) [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
• Curtain airbag module (both sides / if deployed) [AIRBAG,ROOF]
• Front seat belt pretensioner & adaptive force limiter (right and left)
• Lap seat belt pretensioner (passenger’s side only)
• Locking tongue (front seat only) (right and left)
• Rear seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Front impact sensor (right and left) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRONT]
• Instrument panel assembly (because it is integrated with passenger’s airbag module) (if passenger’s airbag module is deployed)
• Steering wheel assembly
• Column assembly steering
• Roll connector


3. PASSENGER’S AIRBAG MODULE
1. Frontal collision (passenger’s airbag module activated)
(1) Replace the following parts with new ones.
• Airbag control module [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]
• Driver’s airbag module [AIRBAG,STEERING WHEEL]
• Knee airbag module [AIRBAG,KNEE BOLSTER]
• Passenger’s airbag module[AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL]
• Side airbag module (if deployed) [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
• Curtain airbag module (both sides / if deployed) [AIRBAG,ROOF]
• Seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Lap seat belt pretensioner (passenger’s side only)
• Locking tongue (front seat only) (right and left)
• Second row seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Front impact sensor (right and left) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRONT]
• Instrument panel assembly (because it is integrated with passenger’s airbag module) (if passenger’s airbag module is deployed)
• Steering wheel assembly
• Column assembly steering
• Roll connector


4. SIDE AIRBAG MODULE
1. Side impact (side airbag module activated)
(1) Replace the following parts with new ones.
• Airbag control module [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]
•Side impact sensor (under the second-row center seat) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FLOOR MTD]
•Plate sensor cover (Side impact sensor (under the second-row center seat))
•Side impact sensor (front door) (collision side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR]
•Plate door UPR (collision side)
•Front seat belt pretensioner & adaptive force limiter (collision side / if deployed)
•Lap seat belt pretensioner (collision side / if deployed)
•Locking tongue (front seat) (if deployed)
•Second row seat belt pretensioner (collision side / if deployed)
•Side airbag module (collision side) [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
•Side impact sensor (center pillar) (collision side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE]
•Curtain airbag module (collision side) [AIRBAG,ROOF]
•Side impact sensor (rear wheel house front side) (collision side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,QTR PANEL]
•Side impact sensor (rear wheel house rear side) (collision side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,QTR PANEL]
•Cover front seat backrest
•Seat pad assembly backrest
•Seat frame assembly backrest
•Seat frame assembly cushion
•Trim panel sub assembly
•Trim panel for each pillar (collision side)


5. CURTAIN AIRBAG MODULE
1. Side impact or roll over (curtain airbag module activated)
(1) Replace the following parts with new ones.
• Airbag control module [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]
• Side impact sensor (under the second-row center seat) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FLOOR MTD]
•Plate sensor cover (Side impact sensor (under the second-row center seat))
•Side airbag module (collision side) [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
•Curtain airbag module (collision side) [AIRBAG,ROOF]
•Front seat belt pretensioner & adaptive force limiter (collision side / if deployed)
•Lap seat belt pretensioner (collision side / if deployed)
•Locking tongue (front seat) (if deployed)
•Passenger's seat position sensor
•Second row seat belt pretensioner (collision side / if deployed)
•Side impact sensor (front door) (collision side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR]
•Plate door UPR (collision side)
•Side impact sensor (center pillar) (collision side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE]
•Side impact sensor (rear wheel house front side) (collision side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,QTR PANEL]
•Side impact sensor (rear wheel house rear side) (collision side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,QTR PANEL]
•Cover front seat backrest
•Seat pad assembly backrest
•Seat frame assembly backrest
•Seat frame assembly cushion
•Trim panel sub assembly
•Trim panel for each pillar (collision side)
•Airbag bracket (model with sunroof)(collision side)

PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED

1. DRIVER’S AIRBAG MODULE ASSEMBLY
1. Frontal collision (driver’s airbag module assembly activated)
Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part with a new one.
• Side airbag module[AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
• Side impact sensor (center pillar)[AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE]
• Cover front seat backrest
• Seat pad assembly backrest
• Seat frame assembly backrest
• Seat frame assembly cushion
• Passenger’s seat position sensor
• Universal joint LWR
• Universal joint UPR
• Steering wheel
• Steering gearbox
• Beam COMPL steering
• Passenger’s seat occupant detection system(Perform the inspection following the diagnostic
procedure in the “OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)
• Harnesses and connectors on body side that are linked to the replaced parts

2. Frontal collision (driver’s airbag module not activated)
Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged or cracked part with a new one. Specially inspect the damage of airbag module body, mounting bracket and harness connector.
• Driver’s airbag module [AIRBAG,STEERING WHEEL]
• Knee airbag module [AIRBAG,KNEE BOLSTER]
• Passenger’s airbag module[AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL]
• Front seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Lap seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Locking tongue (front seat) (right and left)
• Passenger’s seat position sensor
• Second row seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Front impact sensor (right and left) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRONT]
• Instrument panel assembly (because it is integrated with passenger’s airbag module)
• Passenger’s seat occupant detection system(Perform the inspection following the diagnostic
procedure in the “OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)

3. No frontal collision
• Visually inspect the airbag modules for damage or contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one
• Passenger’s seat occupant detection system(Perform the inspection following the diagnostic
procedure in the “OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)

2. KNEE AIRBAG MODULE
1. Frontal collision (knee airbag module activated)
Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part with a new one.
• Side airbag module[AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
• Side impact sensor (center pillar)[AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE]
• Cover front seat backrest
• Seat pad assembly backrest
• Seat frame assembly backrest
• Seat frame assembly cushion
• Passenger’s seat position sensor
• Universal joint LWR
• Universal joint UPR
• Steering wheel
• Steering gearbox
• Beam COMPL steering
• Passenger’s seat occupant detection system(Perform the inspection following the diagnostic
procedure in the “OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)
• Harnesses and connectors on body side that are linked to the replaced parts

2. Frontal collision (knee airbag module not activated)
Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged or cracked part with a new one. Specially inspect the damage of airbag module body, mounting bracket and harness connector.
• Driver’s airbag module [AIRBAG,STEERING WHEEL]
• Knee airbag module [AIRBAG,KNEE BOLSTER]
• Passenger’s airbag module[AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL]
• Front seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Lap seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Locking tongue (front seat) (right and left)
• Passenger’s seat position sensor
• Second row seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Front impact sensor (right and left) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRONT]
• Instrument panel assembly (because it is integrated with passenger’s airbag module)
• Passenger’s seat occupant detection system(Perform the inspection following the diagnostic
procedure in the “OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)

3. No frontal collision
• Visually inspect the airbag modules for damage or contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one
• Passenger’s seat occupant detection system(Perform the inspection following the diagnostic
procedure in the “OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)”

3. PASSENGER’S AIRBAG MODULE

1. Frontal collision (passenger’s airbag module activated)
Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part with a new one.
• Side airbag module[AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
• Side impact sensor (center pillar)[AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE]
• Cover front seat backrest
• Seat pad assembly backrest
• Seat frame assembly backrest
• Seat frame assembly cushion
• Passenger’s seat position sensor
• Universal joint LWR
• Universal joint UPR
• Steering wheel
• Steering gearbox
• Beam COMPL steering
• Passenger’s seat occupant detection system(Perform the inspection following the diagnostic
procedure in the “OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)
• Harnesses and connectors on body side that are linked to the replaced parts

2. Frontal collision (passenger’s airbag module not activated)
Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged or cracked part with a new one.
Specially inspect the damage of airbag module body, mounting bracket and harness connector.
• Driver’s airbag module [AIRBAG,STEERING WHEEL]
• Knee airbag module [AIRBAG,KNEE BOLSTER]
• Passenger’s airbag module[AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL]
• Front seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Lap seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Locking tongue (front seat) (right and left)
• Passenger’s seat position sensor
• Second row seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Front impact sensor (right and left) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRONT]
• Instrument panel assembly (because it is integrated with passenger’s airbag module)
• Passenger’s seat occupant detection system(Perform the inspection following the diagnostic
procedure in the “OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)

3. No frontal collision
• Visually inspect the airbag modules for damage or contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one
• Passenger’s seat occupant detection system(Perform the inspection following the diagnostic
procedure in the “OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)”

4. SIDE AIRBAG MODULE
1. Side impact (side airbag module activated)
Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part (collision side) with a new one.
• Headrest assembly
• Bushing • lock headrest
• Slide rail assembly outside
• Slide rail assembly inside
• Cover hinge outside
• Cover hinge inside
• Knob lifter
• Knob hinge reclining
• Front seatbelt petensioner & adaptive force limiter (if not deployed)
• Lap seat belt pretensioner (if not deployed)
• Locking tongue (if not deployed)
• Passenger's seat position sensor
• Second row belt pretensioner (if not deployed)
• Passenger’s seat occupant detection system(Perform the inspection following the diagnostic
procedure in the “OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)”
• Harnesses and connectors on body side that are linked to the replaced parts

2. Side impact (side airbag module not activated)
Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged or cracked part (collision side) with a new one.
Specially inspect the damage of airbag module body, mounting bracket and harness connector.
• Cover front seat backrest
• Seat pad assembly backrest
• Seat frame assembly backrest
• Seat frame assembly cushion
• Passenger's seat position sensor
• Side impact sensor (under the second-row center seat) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FLOOR MTD]
• Plate sensor cover (Side impact sensor (under the second-row center seat))
• Side impact sensor (front door) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR]
• Plate door UPR
• Side airbag module [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
• Side impact sensor(center pillar) [AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE]
• Curtain airbag module [AIRBAG,ROOF]
• Side impact sensor (rear wheel house front side) (collision side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,QTR PANEL]
• Side impact sensor (rear wheel house rear side) (collision side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,QTR PANEL]
• Front seatbelt petensioner & adaptive force limiter (if not deployed)
• Lap seat belt petensioner (if not deployed)
• Locking tongue (front seat) (if not deployed)
• Second row belt pretensioner (if not deployed)
• Passenger's seat occupant system (perform the inspection following the diagnostic procedure in the "OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)" section)

3. No side impact
• Visually inspect the airbag modules for damage or contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one
• Passenger’s seat occupant detection system(Perform the inspection following the diagnostic
procedure in the “OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)”

5. CURTAIN AIRBAG MODULE
1. Side impact or roll over (curtain airbag module activated)
Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part (collision side) with a new one.
• Assist rail front and rear
• Bracket assist rail front and rear
• Passenger's seat occupant system (perform the inspection following the diagnostic procedure in the "OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)" section)
• Harnesses and connectors on body side that are linked to the replaced parts


2. Side impact (curtain airbag module not activated)
Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged or cracked part (collision side) with a new one.
Specially inspect the damage of airbag module body, mounting bracket and harness connector.
• Trim panel • roof assembly
• Trim panel for each pillar
• Curtain airbag module [AIRBAG,ROOF]
• Side impact sensor (under the second-row center seat) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FLOOR MTD]
• Plate sensor cover (Side impact sensor (under the second-row center seat))
• Side impact sensor (front door) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR]
• Plate door UPR
• Side airbag module [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
• Side impact sensor(center pillar) [AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE]
• Side impact sensor (rear wheel house front side) (collision side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,QTR PANEL]
• Side impact sensor (rear wheel house rear side) (collision side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,QTR PANEL]
• Front seatbelt petensioner & adaptive force limiter (if not deployed)
• Lap seat belt petensioner (if not deployed)
• Locking tongue (front seat) (if not deployed)
• Passenger's seat position sensor
• Second row belt pretensioner (if not deployed)
• Passenger's seat occupant system (perform the inspection following the diagnostic procedure in the "OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)" section)


3. No side impact
• Visually inspect the airbag modules for damage or contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one
• Passenger’s seat occupant detection system(Perform the inspection following the diagnostic
procedure in the “OCCUPANT DETECTION (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)

Additional Information


*This matrix does not currently contain all production vehicles sold in the United States. Please refer back to this page frequently to ensure the most up-to-date information. The following charts were developed in cooperation with AudaExplore, a Solera company. The contents are based on the information available at the time of publication. To ensure that the most recent information is used, always refer to the vehicle maker's technical information before working with airbags and other passive restraint systems.


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