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2021 Subaru Outback/Legacy

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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 60 seconds or more before starting work.

REV: 12/2020

PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT

Replace the following parts if the airbag system has been activated.

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]
• Passenger’s airbag module (if deployed) [AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL]
• Seat cushion airbag module [AIRBAG & SEAT BOTTOM]
• Side airbag module (right and left / if deployed) [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT BACK]
• Curtain airbag module (right and left / if deployed) [AIRBAG,ROOF]
• Seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Front sub 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
• Column assembly • steering
• Roll connector [CLOCK SPRING]
• Trim panel roof assembly (if the curtain airbag is deployed)
• Trim panel of each pillar (if the curtain airbag is deployed)

2. 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]
• Seat cushion airbag module [AIRBAG & SEAT BOTTOM]
• Passenger’s airbag module [AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL]
• Side airbag module (right and left / if deployed) [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT BACK]
• Curtain airbag module (right and left / if deployed) [AIRBAG,ROOF]
• Seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Front sub sensor (right and left) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRONT]
• Instrument panel assembly (because it is integrated with passenger’s airbag module)
• Steering wheel
• Column assembly • steering
• Roll connector
• Trim panel roof assembly (if the curtain airbag is deployed)
• Trim panel of each pillar (if the curtain airbag is deployed)

3. SEAT CUSHION AIRBAG MODULE
1. Frontal collision (seat cushion airbag module activated)
(1) Replace the following parts with new ones.
• Frame assembly • front seat cushion (driver’s seat side only)
• Panel • front seat (driver’s seat side only)
• Seat cushion pad and frame assembly (passenger’s seat side only)
• Airbag control module [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]
• Driver’s airbag module [AIRBAG,STEERING WHEEL]
• Seat cushion airbag module [AIRBAG & SEAT BOTTOM]
• Passenger’s airbag module [AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL]
• Side airbag module (right and left / if deployed) [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT BACK]
• Curtain airbag module (right and left / if deployed) [AIRBAG,ROOF]
• Seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Front sub 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
• Column assembly • steering
• Roll connector
• Trim panel • roof assembly (if the curtain airbag is deployed)
• Trim panel of each pillar (if the curtain airbag is deployed)

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]
• Seat cushion airbag module (operating side) [AIRBAG & SEAT BOTTOM]
• Front door impact sensor (operating side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR]
• Seat belt pretensioner (operating side/ if deployed)
• Side airbag module (operating side) [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT BACK]
• Side airbag sensor (operating side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE]
• Curtain airbag module (operating side) [AIRBAG,ROOF]
• Curtain airbag sensor (operating side) [AIRBAG SENSOR,QTR PANEL]
• Cover COMPL • front backrest (operating side)
• Pad assembly • front seat backrest (operating side)
• Frame assembly • front backrest (operating side)
• Frame assembly • front seat cushion (operating side)
• Trim panel • roof assembly
• Trim panel for each pillar (operating 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]
• Seat cushion airbag module (operating side) [AIRBAG & SEAT BOTTOM]
• Side airbag module (operating side) [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT BACK]
• Curtain airbag module (operating side) [AIRBAG,ROOF]
• Seat belt pretensioner (operating side)
• Front door impact sensor (operating side on collision) [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR]
• Side airbag sensor (operating side on collision) [AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE]
• Curtain airbag sensor (operating side on collision) [AIRBAG SENSOR,QTR PANEL]
• Cover COMPL • front seat backrest (operating side)
• Pad assembly • front seat backrest (operating side)
• Frame assembly • front seat backrest (operating side)
• Frame assembly • front seat cushion (operating side)
• Trim panel • roof ASSY
• Trim panel for each pillar (operating side)

PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED

INSPECTION OF OTHER PARTS
Check for the following parts, and replace the damaged parts with new parts.

1. Check the following parts equipped with the direct type connector for damage, and also check each harness for pinch and connector damage. Replace the main harness as a unit if damage is found.
• Driver’s airbag module [AIRBAG,STEERING WHEEL]
• Curtain airbag module [AIRBAG,ROOF]
• Pretensioner
2. Check the seat cushion, backrest, slide rail and headrest for installation condition and looseness.
3. If any break or fray is found in the cover COMPL • front backrest of the driver’s seat or passenger’s seat, the side airbag system may not operate normally. In this case, replace the cover COMPL • front backrest with a new part.
4. If the securing clip mounting area of curtain airbag module or the bracket • assist rail is deformed or cracked, replace the defective part.
5. For steering wheel, column assembly • steering, universal joint assembly • steering, and steering gearbox, check the following items, and if there is anything out of standard value, it is considered to be damaged. If so, replace it with a new part.
• Check the following items for the column assembly • steering.
– Mounting conditions and deflection of front and rear, upward and downward directions of the steering wheel and column assembly • steering.
– Deflection of front and rear, upward and downward directions, and mounting condition to vehicle body of the column assembly • steering. (After a collision, absorbing part of the column assembly • steering may have been operated.)
• Check for deflection and the swing load of the universal joint assembly • steering.
• Check the following items for the steering gearbox.
– Rack sliding resistance and deflection
– Input shaft play
– Rotational resistance of gearbox
6. PASSENGER’S SEAT

CAUTION:

If any of the following applies, replace the pad assembly • front seat cushion & frame assembly • front cushion as a unit. Do not disassemble.
• The frame assembly • front cushion or the pad assembly • front seat cushion is cracked or deformed.
• Scratches, cracks, or deformation found on the occupant detection system sensor mat or occupant detection control module, or attachment brackets of the control module.
• Harness and/or connector is cracked, deformed or open. Harness wire is exposed.

1. Check for the following, and replace the damaged parts with new parts.
• Body or bracket of the seat belt inner • front is scratched, cracked or deformed.
• Frame assembly • front backrest is cracked or deformed.
• Headrest assembly for deformation or play
• If the cover • front cushion and the cover COMPL • front backrest is damaged or frayed, replace the cover with a new part.
• If the cover • front cushion and the seat heater are replaced, replace the cover hang wire with a new part.
2. When the passenger’s seat cover COMPL • front seat has been removed or replaced, make sure that the occupant detection system operates normally.
3. Use the Subaru Select Monitor to check whether the passenger’s seat belt buckle switch is operating normally.


If the vehicle is involved in a collision, even if it is a slight collision, be sure to check the following systems.

1. DRIVER’S AIRBAG MODULE ASSEMBLY
1. Frontal collision (driver’s airbag module assembly activated)
(2) Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part with a new one.

• Cover COMPL • front seat backrest
• Pad assembly • front seat backrest
• Frame assembly • front seat backrest
• Frame assembly • front seat cushion
• Universal joint assembly • steering
• Steering gearbox
• Beam COMPL • steering
• Passenger’s occupant detection system (check according to the diagnosis procedure in
“OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (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
• Passenger’s airbag module
• Seat cushion airbag module
• Seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Front sub sensor (right and left)
• Instrument panel assembly (because it is integrated with passenger’s airbag module)
• Passenger’s occupant detection system (check according to the diagnosis procedure in
“OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)

3. No frontal collision
Visually inspect the airbag modules for damage or contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one.


2. PASSENGER’S AIRBAG MODULE
1. Frontal collision (passenger’s airbag module activated)
(2) Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part with a new one.

• Cover COMPL • front seat backrest
• Pad assembly • front seat backrest
• Frame assembly • front seat backrest
• Frame assembly • front seat cushion
• Universal joint assembly • steering
• Steering gearbox
• Beam COMPL • steering
• Passenger’s occupant detection system (check according to the diagnosis procedure in
“OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (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
• Seat cushion airbag module
• Passenger’s airbag module
• Seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Front sub sensor (right and left)
• Instrument panel assembly (because it is integrated with passenger’s airbag module)
• Passenger’s occupant detection system (check according to the diagnosis procedure in
“OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)

3. No frontal collision
Visually inspect the airbag modules for damage or contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one.

3. SEAT CUSHION AIRBAG MODULE
1. Frontal collision (seat cushion airbag module activated)
(2) Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part with a new one.

• Driver’s airbag module
• Seat cushion airbag module
• Passenger’s airbag module
• Seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Front sub sensor (right and left)
• Instrument panel assembly (because it is integrated with passenger’s airbag module)
• Passenger’s occupant detection system (check according to the diagnosis procedure in
“OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)

2. Frontal collision (seat cushion 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
• Seat cushion airbag module
• Passenger’s airbag module
• Seat belt pretensioner (right and left)
• Front sub sensor (right and left)
• Instrument panel assembly (because it is integrated with passenger’s airbag module)
• Passenger’s occupant detection system (check according to the diagnosis procedure in
“OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)

3. No frontal collision
Visually inspect the airbag modules for damage or contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one.

4. SIDE AIRBAG MODULE
1. Side impact (side airbag module activated)
(2) Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part with a new one.
• Headrest assembly
• Bushing • lock headrest
• Slide rail assembly • OUT
• Slide rail assembly • INN
• Cover • hinge front seat
• Knob • lifter
• Lever • reclining
• Seat belt pretensioner (if deployed)
• Passenger’s occupant detection system (check according to the diagnosis procedure in
“OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)
• 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 with a new one.
Specially inspect the damage of airbag module body, mounting bracket and harness connector.

• Cover COMPL • front seat backrest
• Pad assembly • front seat backrest
• Frame assembly • front seat backrest
• Frame assembly • front seat cushion
• Front door impact sensor
• Side airbag module
• Side airbag sensor
• Curtain airbag module
• Curtain airbag sensor
• Seat belt pretensioner
• Passenger’s occupant detection system (check according to the diagnosis procedure in
“OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)

3. No side impact
Visually inspect the airbag modules for contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one.

5. CURTAIN AIRBAG MODULE
1. Side impact or roll over (curtain airbag module activated)
(2) Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part with a new one.

• Assist rail • front and rear
• Bracket • assist rail front and rear
• Passenger’s occupant detection system (check according to the diagnosis procedure in
“OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (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 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
• Front door impact sensor
• Side airbag sensor
• Curtain airbag sensor
• Seat belt pretensioner (if deployed)
• Passenger’s occupant detection system (check according to the diagnosis procedure in
“OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS)” section)

3. No side impact
Visually inspect the airbag covers for damage or contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one.

6. AIRBAG CONTROL MODULE
Check for the following, and replace the damaged parts with new parts.
• Control module is cracked or deformed.
• Mounting bracket is cracked or deformed.
• Connector is scratched, cracked or deformed.
• Driver’s airbag module has been activated.
• Passenger’s airbag module has been activated.
• Seat cushion airbag module has been activated.
• Side airbag module has been activated.
• Curtain airbag module has been activated.
• Seat belt pretensioner has been activated.


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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