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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2017 Subaru Liberty S-Edition revealed

The Subaru S-Edition badge has found its way to another model in the brand's range - the 2017 Subaru Liberty. With Subaru Australia adding just 100 examples of this slightly sportier sedan to its line-up, the car will likely be in reasonable demand - and at a cost of just $2000 over the cost of the 2.5i Premium model. That makes this version a $38,240 proposition...

Subaru recalls 33,000 vehicles for Takata airbag replacement

Subaru has issued a recall for 33,228 vehicles across a range of model lines, as part of the ongoing Takata airbag saga. Affected vehicles include 11,234 units of the 2008-2011 Impreza and WRX, 12,313 of the 2009-2012 Forester, 1817 of the 2004-2009 Liberty and Outback, and 673 2009-2010 Tribeca vehicles...

2018 Subaru Liberty facelift revealed - UPDATE

The facelifted Subaru Liberty has surfaced in the USA, where it is known as the Legacy. Externally, the revised Legacy/Liberty is distinguished by a revised front-end design, which includes new C-shaped headlamps with daytime running lights, a wider grille with a prominent chromed winged slat, and a new bumper design with LED fog lights...

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...

2010-14 Subaru Liberty, Outback recalled for windscreen wiper fix: 37,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Subaru has confirmed numbers and further details relating to this recall. See bottom of article for details. Subaru has issued a recall for 37,492 of its 2010 to 2014 model-year Liberty and Outback vehicles over concerns the bottom of the front windscreen wiper motor could melt. The manufacturer reports the fault could pose a fire risk...

Subaru Liberty 3.6R could be the next STi-tweaked tS model

There’s a strong chance that the impressive Subaru Liberty 3.6R will be the next model in line for a tS special edition version, CarAdvice has learned. The Subaru Liberty flagship variant apparently has the sportiness required to justify such a variant, with Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior saying that any tS model has to be able to pull off the badge...

Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report

You may have seen our hugely popular list of cars that Aussies should be buying, but aren’t. And while it hasn’t done anything to improve the fortunes of the Peugeot 308 – despite our vehement insistence that it is one of the cars that should get small car purchasers through the door – the response was excellent...

Subaru Liberty, Outback Tribeca recalled for Takata airbags: 76,000 vehicles affected

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...

2015 Subaru Liberty and Outback recalled for electronic parking brake fault

Subaru Australia has this week issued a recall notice for its MY2015-plated Liberty and Outback models. The recall centres on a problem with the internal motor of the electronic parking brake, which Subaru says may cause it to “stick” in place after it has been activated, and attempts to release the parking brake may fail...

2016 Subaru Liberty pricing and specifications

The 2016 Subaru Liberty launched this week gets minor revisions to its exterior and interior, while it now comes with a revised suspension setup and the company’s Vision Assist active safety technology as standard on the Premium variant. Subaru Australia has added the Vision Assist driver assist system as standard to the Premium variant in the Liberty range, in addition to the already present Eyesight system...