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Recalls: Subaru Joins Growing Takata Airbag List Photo:
 
 
Trevor Collett | May, 24 2015 | 0 Comments

Subaru is the latest carmaker to expand its recall list from the Takata airbag saga, which has now become the most wide-reaching recall in history.

This week Takata finally accepted some responsibility for the potentially lethal airbag inflators, which have been linked with six deaths to date.

The inflators can weaken over time, particularly in moist climates, and shatter as the airbag deploys; showering the vehicle’s occupants with metal fragments.

Takata expanded the global recall this week to cover nearly 34 million vehicles, and Subaru Australia has reacted by recalling 33,548 cars from its Impreza range - built between 2004 and 2007.

The focus on driver’s and passenger’s front airbags from the Takata recall is roughly 50 percent each, and this Subaru recall will target the Impreza’s passenger airbags.

Subaru joins Honda, who recalled 130,000 cars this week, along with Toyota and Nissan who recalled nearly 300,000 examples last week due to the Takata airbag problem.

It’s expected more cars in Australia fitted with Takata airbags will be recalled in the coming weeks as carmakers identify them as models of interest.

Affected manufacturers will attempt to contact owners shortly, but anyone wishing to learn more, or wondering if their car is an affected model, should contact their local dealer.

 

Holden Cruze

Holden is recalling its JG and JH Cruze sedan and hatch range, fitted with manual transmissions and self-adjusting park brake systems.

The models in question were built in Korea between February 2009 and February 2011, while models built in Australia between June 2010 and December 2011 have also been recalled.

An issue has been identified with the park brake, which can allow the vehicle to move if the brakes are at an elevated temperature and the brake lever is not applied ‘strongly’ enough.

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