Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited — Forester MY2009-2012 and Impreza MY2008-2014 (including WRX & WRX STI) - extended recall
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
Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.