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What is the Takata Airbag recall?

What is the Takata Airbag recall?

At Subaru, we put safety first – both in the way we our cars as well how safe each model is for every person that gets behind the wheel of a Subaru model. Our mission is to create Confidence in Motion for every Subaru driver, and this means making some serious safety decisions when it comes to Subaru recall drives too.

You may be aware of the recent reports about the recalling of the Takata airbags in certain models. Subaru worldwide have recalled certain makes and models of vehicles that contain these defective Takata airbags. The passenger front air bag modules in Subaru vehicles sold in South Africa are a part of the recall. Ten different car companies including Subaru, have made the decision to conduct the Takata airbag recall for the peace of mind of our customer and to protect you and your loved ones.

For more information on the Subaru Takata airbag recall, please watch this informative video now –

Affected models

Which Subaru models are affected by the Takata airbag recall?

Take a look at the list of models of cars that Subaru South Africa is recalling, as part of the Subaru airbag recall, in order to replace the passenger front airbag module that is defective.

Affected models

XV 2011  model year Passenger front airbag module
Impreza 2004 – 2011 model year Passenger front airbag module
WRX 2004 – 2014 model year Passenger front airbag module
STI 2010 – 2013 model year Passenger front airbag module
Forester 2009 – 2012  model year Passenger front airbag module
Outback & Legacy 2005 – 2014  model year Passenger front airbag module
Tribeca 2005 – 2013 model year Passenger front airbag module
  • How do I know if my vehicle is affected?
    If you are unsure whether your vehicle is eligible for a Subaru Takata recall, insert your 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into the electronic form below. The VIN can be found on the vehicle itself – on the windscreen, licence disc or vehicle registration documents. Add in your VIN number and the kilometres which your vehicle has driven and click next.

What do I do if I own one of these models?

If you are certain you own a car that is affected, simply get in touch with nearest Subaru service centre and book your vehicle in for the defective part to be replaced, at no cost to you. We will book your car into our centre as the most convenient time for you.

Alternatively, you can email us for more details on the recall process at campaigns@subaru.co.za