Subaru recently announced a recall for nearly half a million vehicles due to potentially faulty Takata-made air bag inflators.

This recall comes after other manufacturers have already recalled tens of millions of vehicles with Takata air bags .If you have a Subaru, read on for important recall information.

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Recalled Product Description: Subaru Takata-Made Air Bag Inflators

The current recall includes select 2003 through 2014 Subaru models. According to Fox News, these include some Forester, Baja, Impreza, WRX, Legacy and Outback models. The recall also affects the 2005 and 2006 Saab 9-2x made by Subaru for General Motors.

Why the Vehicles Were Recalled

According to a statement made by Subaru, “This recall only relates to the passenger-side front airbag in certain Subaru vehicles and does not affect our driver-side front airbags, which were not equipped with a Takata inflator.”

In its statement issued earlier this week, Subaru also added, “Safety has been, and always will be, the driving force within every Subaru—from engineering to real-world results. It is one of the reasons you and your family have put trust in our brand, and we want to assure you you’ve made the right choice. To stay true to our values, we are informing our owners of the Takata-supplied airbag inflator recall—the largest recall in automotive history, currently affecting vehicles across the industry—and how your Subaru may be impacted.”

How to Tell If Your Vehicle Was Recalled

To learn if your Subaru is part of the Takata air bag inflator recall, use the company’s VIN Search Tool. Enter your vehicle’s VIN number for all recall-related information on your specific model.

What Consumers Can Do

If your car is part of the recall, Subaru advises not to use the front passenger seat until the necessary repair is made. Contact your dealer for information on a repair. To contact Subaru directly call 888-575-1382 or visit the company’s Customer Support page.

—Erica Loop

 

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