The Japanese based automaker Subaru has announced a recall for several of its models because of the Takata airbag inflators.
Units such as the Legacy, the Outback, the Baja, the Impreza, the WRX and the STI are the subject to a new recall announced by Subaru. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 8,557 units of the above mentioned models will have to be taken back to the dealerships because of the airbag inflators which can explode and even spray metal shrapnel at occupants.
“Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants”, said the NHTSA in its press release.
The affected vehicles are the 2003-2004 Subaru Legacy, Outback and Baja and some 2004 Impreza, including the WRX and the STI. Owners of these cars will be notified by the company and the dealers will be replacing the inflators in all of them, free of charge. For any extra details on the subject, owners can contact the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.