February 28, 2019
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Further Subaru models confirmed for Takata recall

Updated ACCC info on Exiga, Tribeca, Liberty and Outback

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Just hours after we brought you updated VIN lists for four popular Subaru models come another update from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

This time around there are further Liberty and Outback vehicles listed as needing front passenger airbag recalls, as well as two models no longer available on the local market – Exiga and Tribeca.

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In total, the latest update adds around another 100,000 Subaru cars to the Japanese manufacturers local Takata Airbag recalls.

Here are the updated VIN lists provided to us (click to open):

Once again, the recall notice advises that the passenger’s front airbag 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 affected Subaru owners do?

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

You can also check your VIN on the Subaru Australia website and further details are available from Subaru Australia on 1300 550 994.

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