Recall roundup: Subaru Impreza for airbag problems image

Subaru of America has issued a recall for several units of the Impreza which have a problem with the passenger side frontal airbag.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, several Subaru Impreza vehicles are the subject to a recall which has been recently announced by the car manufacturer. According to the feds, the 2004 to 2005 model year vehicles seems to have been equipped with a passenger side frontal airbag which, because of the moisture intrusion, might cause the inflator to rupture on its deployment, increasing the risk of injury.

“The affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death”, said the NHTSA in the recall summary and consequence of the problem.

The affected Subaru Impreza vehicles have been produced between the 28th of January, 2003, and the 31st of May, 2005. The 2005 Saab 9-2x, produced between the 11th of February, 2004, and the 17th of March, 2005, are also the subject of a recall. Subaru will be notifying owners of the affected Imprezas while General Motors will do the same with the Saab vehicles. The recall is expected to begin on the 27th of June, 2015, and all work will be made free of charge. For extra details on the topic, owners of the affected Subaru Impreza cars can contact Subaru Customer Service at 1-800-782-2783 while Saab owners can call 1-800-955-9007.