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Subaru Forester, Impreza added to Takata airbag recall: 34,500 vehicles affected

Subaru has issued a recall for 34,563 of its 2008 to 2009 model-year Impreza small cars and 2009 model-year Forester SUVs as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest notice, affected models are fitted with front passenger airbag inflators that could shoot metal fragments into the cabin when deployed, posing a significant risk of injury, even death, to occupants...

Subaru Liberty GT, Impreza WRX/STI and Forester XT recalled for air pump fix: 22,000 vehicles affected

Subaru has issued a recall for 22,726 vehicles from its turbocharged Liberty GT, Impreza WRX and STI, along with Forester XT models from various model years over concerns a faulty air pump could pose a fire risk. The company reports that certain vehicles may contain a faulty secondary air pump relay, which could cause the secondary air pump to overheat...

2016 Subaru Forester tS: $54,990 STI special in Australia from June

The new limited-edition 2016 Subaru Forester tS special will be priced in Australia from $54,990 plus on-road costs, the company's local arm has confirmed. Revealed in late 2014 for the Japanese market, the special STI-tuned Forester tS was confirmed for an Australian launch during last year's international first drive of the new Levorg wagon...

2015 Subaru Forester XT and 2015-2016 Subaru WRX recalled for air intake fix

Subaru Australia has issued a recall notice for 1941 vehicles from its turbocharged 2015 Forester XT SUV and 2015-16 WRX sports sedan lines. The Japanese manufacturer reports that affected vehicles may have faulty air intake ducts that could develop cracks. In the event that the intake duct cracks, the vehicle's engine could stall, posing a potential hazard to drivers and other road users...

2016 Subaru Forester pricing and specifications

The 2016 Subaru Forester update brings a significant revision to the car’s suspension setup, as well as the addition of new features and revised exterior and interior designs. The mid-life update to the fourth-generation Subaru Forester comes at a time when the popular SUV is trailing the Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail in the highly competitive medium-sized segment, at least in the sales race...

Subaru Forester tS coming to Australia: STI-tuned SUV locked in for 2016

The Subaru Forester tS - or a version thereof - has been given an official green light for Australia, with a local debut now confirmed for around May or June next year. The news was revealed today by Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior during an Australian media drive of the new Levorg wagon in Japan...

Subaru to preview next-gen Forester and Impreza at Tokyo motor show

Viziv SUV concept to preview all-new Forester Electric all-wheel drive and autonomous driving tech to feature Impreza hatch replacement teased in new sketches Subaru will use this month’s Tokyo motor show to preview the replacements for two of its most important models: the Forester mid-sized SUV and the small Impreza...

2016 Subaru Forester facelift revealed ahead of Tokyo show

The facelifted Subaru Forester has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the 2015 Tokyo motor show, which takes place at the end of the month. Visually, the revised Forester is distinguished by a new grille, front bumper, and updated headlight and tail-lights graphics. The crossover's 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels are said to be more aerodynamic than the current units...

Subaru EyeSight technology boosting Australian sales

The standard fitment of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology in Subaru’s latest Liberty and Outback models has been a significant contributor to increased sales volume in Australia, the Japanese carmaker’s local arm says...

Subaru Impreza, XV, Forester recalled for electrical fault

Subaru Australia has announced a recall this week on models in its Impreza, XV and Forester lines, over potential for a wiring harness malfunction. Forming part of a global 236,000 vehicle campaign, the local recall centres on a fault in the steering column, where friction between the wire harness and a metal plate may lead to a short circuit...

Subaru Forester 2.5i-L Special Edition launches at $34,990

The entry 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i-L variant will be briefly available in Special Edition guise, with a number of high-value add-ons — many of which are particularly winter-friendly. The Forester 2.5i-L Special Edition gets extra equipment over the regular version such as electric leather-trimmed seats with perforated inserts, push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry and 17-inch alloy wheels...