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Subaru Australia has recalled 2004-2007 Imprezas fitted with replacement Takata airbag inflators.

According to the company, some replacement passenger airbag inflators might have been installed incorrectly. More specifically, the inflators may have been installed in reverse.

In the event of an accident, the passenger airbag might not deploy correctly, increasing the risk of injury.

It’s an embarrassing mistake for Subaru, given the error occurred while trying to rectify another potentially life-threatening defect with their cars – albeit one caused by a supplier.

A total of 8908 cars are affected by the recall – you can see the VIN list here.

Subaru Australia will contact affected owners by mail, and advise them to take their car to a dealer for a (free) fix. The potentially-faulty inflator will be inspected and, if faulty, replaced.


Update, 03/01/2017: Subaru has released a revised VIN list for the recall. The link in the story has been updated to reflect that. 

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