Subaru Australia has announced a safety recall for 33,548 Model Year 2004-2007 Impreza and WRX models that are equipped with front passenger Takata airbag inflators.
The recall is due to the possibility that the Takata airbag inflator may over time be susceptible to moisture intrusion.
This could make the inflator assembly prone to rupture during an accident, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
Potentially affected customers will be contacted in the near future by Subaru Australia, advising them of the recall.
To the best of our knowledge, there have been no reported incidents of failure in Subaru vehicles in Australia.
Replacement parts are being prepared in Japan.
Due to the volume of vehicles across multiple brands affected globally, it is currently estimated that sufficient parts to enable recall repairs will be available by early next year.
At that stage, relevant customers will again be contacted regarding the repair procedure.
All work will be conducted for free and is estimated to take approximately 1.5 hours.
The affected VIN range for the MY2004-2007 Imprezas is:
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Customers can also contact the Subaru Customer Service Centre on 1800 226 643.