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Subaru Australia has issued a recall for nearly 76,000 vehicles from its Liberty, Outback and Tribeca lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag scandal.

This latest recall for Subaru follows a notice issued for the Impreza small car last year, taking its count of local vehicles affected to around 110,000 units.

Takata’s airbags have the potential to release metal fragments when they are deployed as a result of moisture intrusion, and are now the subject of the largest automotive recall in history.

Over 53 million vehicles worldwide have been recalled, with affected brands ranging from Honda and Toyota to Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari.

The latest Subaru models to be recalled are listed below:

2004-2009 Subaru Liberty
2004-2009 Subaru Outback
2007-2009 Subaru Tribeca

A total of 72,022 Liberty and Outback vehicles are affected, with a further 3921 Tribeca included in the recall.

Subaru says so far there have been no reported incidents of airbag failure in its models locally.

It’s currently estimated that the replacement parts for recall repairs will be available from October. Recall work will be conducted free of charge, and is expected to take around 1.7 hours.

If your vehicle is in the affected model-year range, contact Subaru Australia on 1300 550 994.

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