Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited — Subaru Impreza MY2004-2014 (includes WRX and WRX STI), Forester MY2009-2012, Liberty MY2010-2014 and Outback MY2010-2014

PRA number

2019/17508

Campaign number

SRT - 271

Published date

Product description

Subaru Impreza MY2004-2014 (includes WRX and WRX STI)
27 518 affected vehicles
Previous recalls:
MY2004-2007 - PRA2015/14715
MY2008-2014 - PRA2016/15766

Subaru Forester MY2009-2012
16 151 affected vehicles
Previous recalls:
MY2008-2014- PRA2016/15766

Subaru Liberty MY2010-2014
5 123 affected vehicles
Previous recalls:
MY2010-2014 - PRA2017/16013

Subaru Outback MY2010-2014
6 184 affected vehicles
Previous recalls:
MY2010-2014 - PRA2017/16013

These vehicles have already had their Takata passenger airbag inflator replaced with Takata airbag inflators of the same type ('like for like' replacement).



Identifying features

What are the defects?

Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.

What are the hazards?

In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Subaru dealership or Subaru head office directly via the website at https://www.subaru.com.au/contact-us to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.

Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use Subaru's VIN look-up tool at https://www.subaru.com.au/recall or contact Subaru on 1300 550 994 or contact their preferred dealer.

Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to http://www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au

We also recommend you visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.

Further information for consumers is available at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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