Subaru Recalls Vehicles Linked to Faulty Takata Airbags | Edmunds

Subaru Recalls Vehicles Linked to Faulty Takata Airbags


For more information on the Takata airbag recall, click here. 10/27/14

Just the Facts:
  • Subaru of America is recalling 8,557 2003-'04 Subaru Legacy, Outback and Baja vehicles and 2004 Impreza vehicles equipped with defective Takata airbags, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Included in the recall are the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI.
  • The defective airbags can explode and cause serious injury.

WASHINGTON mdash; Subaru of America is recalling 8,557 2003-'04 Subaru Legacy, Outback and Baja vehicles and 2004 Impreza vehicles equipped with defective Takata airbags, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Included in the recall are the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI.

"In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger-side frontal airbag, the inflator could rupture, with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem.

There are no injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall, wrote Michael McHale, a Subaru of America spokesman, in response to a query from Edmunds.

Several automakers, including Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Nissan and Toyota, said last month they will repair vehicles linked to faulty Takata airbags.

Subaru dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles. The manufacturer has not set a date for the recall. Owners can contact Subaru at (800) 782-2783.

Edmunds says: Since no date has been set for this recall, it's best to stay in touch with your dealer for next steps if you own one of these vehicles.

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