A significant number of additional Subaru cars sold in Australia have been added to the list of vehicles affected by the global Takata Airbag Recalls.
In total, more than 18,600 Subaru Impreza vehicles are affected, along with over 15,900 Foresters.
Is your Subaru affected? Check your VIN here.
The Takata airbag recalls are being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the recall notice advises that 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.
The ruptured inflator may create metallic fragments during deployment that could contact an occupant, increasing the risk of injury.
Known owners will be contacted Subaru Australia by mail as soon as parts are available.
The correspondence will instruct owners to present their vehicle to their preferred Subaru dealership for replacement of the front passenger airbag at no cost.
More info is also available from Subaru Customer Relations on 1800 22 66 43.