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Thousands of extra Subaru cars added to Takata Airbag Recall

More Subaru Impreza, Forester, Liberty and Outback cars affected

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The effects of the Takata Airbag Recall are still being felt with Subaru Australia updating its list of affected vehicles over the weekend.

The recall extension will see thousands more Subaru vehicles recalled – including Impreza (MY 2008-13), Forester (MY 2009-12), and Liberty/Outback (MY 2010-14) and involves the replacement of the passenger airbag.

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The total number of Subaru vehicles sold in Australia that are being recalled now stands at around 150,000.

Subaru Takata Airbag Recall – Updated VIN lists:

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.

What are the hazards?

The ruptured inflator may create metallic fragments during deployment 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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