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Do Subarus Have Takata Airbags?

Do Subarus Have Takata Airbags?

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.

To see if your vehicle is subject to the recall, head over to our Takata airbag recall page and enter your VIN in our Airbag Recall Lookup Tool.

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.

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What Types of Injuries Are Caused by Takata Airbags?

What Types of Injuries Are Caused by Takata Airbags?

Drivers and passengers have suffered injuries caused by metal shards that forcefully explode from defective Takata airbags during deployment. The shrapnel has penetrated victims’ faces and necks, causing severe fatal injuries. Some of the injuries reportedly attributed to Takata airbag explosions include: Large wounds Severe lacerations Eye injuries Torn arteries Skull fractures Bleeding on the […]

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Defective Takata Airbags Being Sold With New Vehicles

Defective Takata Airbags Being Sold With New Vehicles

This morning the United States Senate Commerce Committee released another report as part of their investigation of Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata, which revealed that 2.1 million new vehicles have recently been sold with defective airbags. According to the Report, “Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen all admitted to equipping some new vehicles with non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate […]

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Multistate Reaches Settlement with Takata Over Defective Airbags

Multistate Reaches Settlement with Takata Over Defective Airbags

Hawaii, Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands announced in May 2018 that they have settled claims against Takata Corp. for $7 million for endangering their citizens with airbags Takata knew were unsafe. They join 44 other states and the District of Columbia, which settled with Takata in February 2018 for $650 million. Together with the […]

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Takata Launches Tenth Recall for Exploding Airbags

Japanese airbag supplier Takata has cut a deal with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to conduct “a regional field action” in Florida, Puerto Rico and other states to replace airbag inflators that may explode in hot, humid climates. But the NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation has not yet closed an investigation into Takata airbag inflators – wisely, […]

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Senators Ask DOJ to Investigate Takata for Exploding Airbags

Today, in the wake of yesterday’s bombshell report from the New York Times that Takata destroyed secret test results in which airbag steel inflators exploded, United States Senators Markey and Blumenthal called on the U.S. Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation. Yesterday’s Times story reported how Takata engineers performed tests on its airbags […]

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Takata Airbag Update: More Recalls on the Horizon?

Takata Airbag Update: More Recalls on the Horizon?

Takata airbags have been linked to injuries and deaths dating back to the early 2000s. But the life-threatening defect was kept out of the national spotlight for years, as incidents were settled out of court. As a result, the defect largely flew under the radar until 2014, when lawsuits began to be publicly filed rather […]

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Takata Airbag Recall

Takata Airbag Recall

Nearly 6 million General Motors vehicles with defective Takata airbag inflators are being recalled, the latest step in a massive product failure that is far from resolved.  Other manufacturers are likely to add to the list of 63 million recalled airbags. And with used car dealers still selling vehicles with the recalled airbags, the injuries continue as well. A driver in Mesa, Ariz., for instance, […]

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Update on Takata Airbag Litigation

Update on Takata Airbag Litigation

The damage caused by faulty Takata air bag inflators has faded from the headlines and public attention, but millions of cars with the dangerous components still may be on the roads, leading to injuries and legal claims.  Takata, a Japanese airbag manufacturer, filed for bankruptcy in the face of a global recall and lawsuits. The […]

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