This recall was then followed by Subaru recalling Liberty, Outback, and Tribeca vehicles, with a further 75,943 cars affected. This included the following models:
- 2004-2009 Subaru Liberty
- 2004-2009 Subaru Outback
- 2007-2009 Subaru Tribeca
Following that recall, Subaru then went onto recall a further 34,563 Forester and Impreza vehicles. This includes these models and dates:
- Forester (2009)
- Impreza (2008-2009)
Not all vehicles created in the years listed are involved, only certain models are affected by this recall. To determine if your vehicle is affected, using the VIN search tool is important. If you have a Subaru from these years, or the years below, and are yet to check if it is on the Takata Subaru recall list, take the time to check as soon as possible.
Due to the nature of the defect, older vehicles have been prioritised, followed by vehicles located in areas of high heat and humidity, due to the fact that Takata airbags degrade based on factors such as temperature, time and humidity.
At Subaru, our aim is to ensure that affected vehicle owners have access to all of the relevant information, regarding their vehicle and the potential that it may contain a defective airbag. The airbag recall is currently ongoing, with the Takata recall list constantly growing, which means that it will take time to replace the airbags in vehicles with defective ones, and ensure that these vehicles are safe again.
Because of the danger that these defective airbags can pose, ignoring the problem is not an option. It is important that if your vehicle has a defective airbag fitted, or may potentially have one, that it is dealt with as soon as possible.
It is rare for recalls of this magnitude to occur. These kinds of defects don't usually manage to be missed for such a long period of time, however with the Subaru airbag recall, this was the case. Seeing how serious this recall is, and how widespread it is, taking it seriously is crucial, so if you think that your vehicle might be affected, make sure to check it online.