More Subaru Imprezas added to Takata Airbag Recall

Additional MY04-07 Subaru Impreza cars affected

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The Takata Airbag Recall involving more than 33,500 Subaru vehicles sold in Australia has been expanded to include an additional eight Subaru Impreza vehicles.

We first reported the initial recall back in May 2015.

The updated list now takes the total number of MY2004-07 Subaru Imprezas being recalled to 35,556.

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Is your Subaru involved in this recall? Check your VIN here.

The updated ACCC Recall Notice advises that the recall involves Subaru Model Year (MY) 2004-2007 Impreza vehicles equipped with a Takata front passenger airbag SPI inflator with propellant wafers.

What are the defects?

The passenger’s front airbag inflator propellant wafers may have an increased potential for moisture intrusion over time.

Moisture intrusion could potentially make the inflator assembly more susceptible to rupture during airbag deployment.

What are the hazards?

The ruptured inflator may create metallic fragments that could contact an occupant, increasing the risk of injury.

What should owners do?

Affected Subaru Impreza owners will be contacted by mail as soon as parts become available to present their vehicle to their preferred Subaru dealer for the replacement of the passenger’s front airbag inflator at no charge.

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