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Trevor Collett | Jul, 07 2016 | 1 Comment

The ongoing Takata airbag saga continues to dig its claws into carmakers in Australia, with Subaru the latest to announce another wide-sweeping recall.

A total of 75,943 vehicles are included in the latest round, including 3921 examples of the Tribeca built between the 2007 and 2009 model-years, along with 72,022 Liberty and Outback models, built between the 2004 and 2009 model-years.

The recall centres around the front passenger airbag in all models listed, due to a potential problem with the airbag inflator unit.

As with other Takata airbag recalls, the inflator unit can rupture when the airbag deploys, sending metal fragments into the cabin.

Should any of these fragments strike one of the vehicle’s occupants, injury or even death may result.

Subaru says no such incidents have been reported in Australia. Around 1.7 hours will be required to perform the recall tasks.

The carmaker will attempt to contact owners shortly to inform them of the recall, but necessary parts are not expected to become available until October of this year.

Holden Colorado 7 Recalled For Seat Securement

Holden has recalled its Colorado 7 SUV, due to a potential problem with the 60/40 split folding second-row seat.

The ’60’ (larger) seat-back may not secure properly when returned to the upright position after being folded.

Should the seat be unsecured during a collision, an increased chance of injury may be present for occupants using the seat. Holden says no such incidents have been recorded in Australia.

The recall process will see the offending seat replaced at no cost to owners.

Affected Colorado 7 models were built between October 2015 and June of this year, with around 1557 vehicles on the recall list.

Subaru and Holden will attempt to contact affected owners shortly, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer. Subaru owners can phone Subaru Customer Service on 1800 226 643.

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