What is the Latest Subaru Recall?
We expect the products we buy and consume to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and sometimes the products we buy pose potential risks for our health and safety. When a potential risk with a product becomes known, it is common for the company that makes the product to issue a recall so as to help warn consumers about the potential safety risks associated with the product. One product that is frequently the subject of recalls is automobiles. Recently, the automaker, Subaru, has issued a recall for some of its vehicles.
Subaru has issued a recall for almost 500,000 of its vehicles. The recall comes after the discovery that the vehicles may have faulty airbags, which can explode and shoot metal projectiles throughout the vehicles. The airbags in the vehicles may explode when deployed, which can cause the metal projectiles to fly within the vehicles. This problem poses a serious safety hazard as the sharp metal fragments can cause serious injuries and even fatalities to passengers. This recall is part of the Takata airbag recall, which has affected many vehicles. Subaru has stated that the recall does not include the driver’s front seat airbag.
The vehicles included in the recall are:
- 2003-2006 Subaru Baja
- 2009-2013 Subaru Forester
- 2004-2011 Subaru Impreza
- 2003-2014 Subaru Legacy
- 2003-2014 Subaru Outback
- 2004-2014 Subaru WRX
Subaru states that the recalled vehicles were sold and/or registered in every state in the country.
Subaru plans to notify all owners of vehicles that are included in the recall. After notification, Subaru dealerships will replace the effected airbag inflators at no charge to the owners of the vehicles. The repair will take about three hours to complete. Additionally, Subaru has warned passengers not to ride in the front passenger seat of the recalled vehicles until the airbag has been repaired.