Use this Quick VIN Search Tool To See if Your Subaru is on the Takata Airbag Recall List
Many Subaru vehicles are affected by the Takata-supplied airbag inflator recall, the largest recall in automotive history. It’s affecting almost every brand across the industry. Here’s how your Subaru may be impacted. Subaru has announced this recall only relates to the passenger-side front airbag in certain Subaru vehicles, and does not affect the driver-side front airbags, which were not equipped with a Takata inflator. Subaru recommends if your vehicle requires a recall service, that occupants not use the front-passenger seat until the repair is performed. There's approximately 185,773 Subaru vehicles on the recall list. Click on the quick VIN Search Tool below to find out if yours is one of them.
What’s the issue?
These affected Subaru vehicles are equipped with Takata air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to humidity and temperature cycling.
Use the VIN Search Tool
To see if your vehicle has an open recall, use the quick VIN Search Tool here from Subaru. The Japanese automaker is encouraging you to re-check every three months for updates. For a general VIN lookup you can also check Trustvin.com. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has also ordered automakers to prioritize the Takata recalls by age and location of the vehicles. NHTSA has established three geographical Zones; A, B, and C, based on the level of heat and humidity. You can see if your vehicle is on the list by zone.
2005-2006 Subaru Baja, 2006-2011 Impreza (including WRX and STI models), 2006-2012 Tribeca, 2009-2012 Forester, Legacy, Outback, and 2012 WRX vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 53,480 vehicles are potentially affected. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-17.
2005-2006 Baja, 2009 Forester, Legacy and Outback and 2006-2009 Impreza (including WRX and STI models) and Tribeca vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. 69,529 vehicles are potentially affected. Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-17.
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2005-2006 Baja, 2006-2008 Impreza (including WRX and STI models), Tribeca, and 2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming 62,764 vehicles are potentially affected. Subaru's number for this recall is TKC-17.
Because the recall affects millions of vehicles industry-wide, the availability of replacement airbags, and service space at Subaru dealers, may be affected. To find out if your Subaru is on the recall list use the quick VIN Search Tool link or click here to get more information about about this National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall and how it affects your Subaru vehicle. You can also contact your Subaru dealer or Subaru’s National Customer Contact Center by phone at 1-800-SUBARU3 (1-800-782-2783).
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