Some Subaru models do have Takata airbags and are under recall. Subaru only used these airbags on the front passenger side in certain models. Driver’s side airbags in Subaru vehicles reportedly do not have Takata inflators.
Which Subaru Models Have Takata Airbags?
The Subaru models with defective airbags include:
- 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback;
- 2003-2006 Baja;
- 2004-2011 Impreza, including WRX and STI;
- 2012-2014 WRX and STI;
- 2009-2013 Forester; and
- 2006-2014 Tribeca.
Why Are Subaru Vehicles With Takata Airbags Being Recalled?
A failed Takata inflator on the passenger side could spray shrapnel throughout the vehicle when the airbag deploys. This could hurt anyone inside the cabin, including the driver. Subaru recommends you reduce the risk of injury by not using the front passenger seat until a dealership can replace your airbag.
What If My Vehicle Is On the Recall List But Not Yet Recalled?
The NHTSA and auto manufacturers are conducting the airbag recall in several stages. Each vehicle is part of a Priority Group based on the vehicle make, model, and year, and the state in which it is registered.
If your vehicle is on the list of Subarus that are part of the Takata recall above but your VIN has no current recalls, it may be because you are in a lower Priority Group. Vehicles registered in hot and humid climates are getting priority over vehicles registered in cooler, milder climates.
If you are unsure whether your vehicle is recalled, contact a local dealership.
How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Defective Subaru Airbag?
Your local Subaru dealership or authorized service center should repair your defective passenger side airbag for free. You may want to call them to make an appointment and ensure they have a replacement airbag on hand to fit your vehicle before taking your vehicle in for repairs.
Can I File a Lawsuit for the Defective Airbags?
If you believe you suffered injuries in a car crash because of a defective airbag, call us for a free case evaluation. You may have a viable products liability claim that could result in financial compensation.
The attorneys at Newsome Melton can help you understand your rights if you suffered injuries because of a defective Takata airbag. We help people and families get the civil justice they deserve. Call us today at 888-808-5977 for a complimentary case review.