Subaru Can’t Escape Another Takata Recall

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Scott McCracken
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Subaru may want you to feel the freedom, but even they can't escape a Takata recall. By now I'm guessing you've heard about the dangers of Takata airbags, but let's go over a quick recap.

  1. Over time, Takata's airbag inflators are susceptible to moisture.
  2. When that moisture mixes with the airbag's propellant, the inflator becomes unstable. That means it can explode during a deployment and send shrapnel throughout the cabin.
  3. The problem is responsible for 11 deaths in the USA alone.

Subaru is recalling 186,000 vehicles, some of them for the second time. Find out if yours is on the list (make sure to scroll through all the different recall "zones").

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Recalled Subaru Vehicles with Takata Airbag Inflators

A large number of Subaru vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).

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