Latest Subaru Recalls

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Subaru Recall History

Subaru has had some of its most popular vehicles recalled over the last few years, with the largest programs related to corroded brake lines, short circuiting puddle lights and the industry-wide replacement of Takata airbags.

In 2018, Subaru issued two recalls related to defective Takata airbag inflators that, upon the airbag’s deployment, may result in sharp metal fragments striking passengers. Vehicles affected include the 2009-2013 Tribeca, Legacy, Outback and WRX, as well as the 2009-2011 Impreza. The combined vehicle count for both recalls totals 157,388 and as of January 2018, some 29.5 percent had been repaired.

Subaru has also issued a recall affecting nearly 49,000 2016-2017 Legacy and Outback models. The campaign is focused on an improperly machined steering column that could result in the loss of steering control. As of May 2017, Subaru had a 99 percent completion rate for this repair. That same year, some 592,647 2010-2014 Outback and Legacy models were recalled for a risk that the plastic cap covering the windshield wiper motor may melt, leading to the failure of the wiper system. As of April 2018, the completion rate for this recall was a 73.3 percent.

Select turbocharged Subaru models were recalled in 2016 to replace a secondary air injection pump relay that could fail causing the air pump to overheat.  Models included in this recall are the turbocharged versions of the 2009-2013 Outback, 2007-2009 Legacy, 2007-2009 Forester and 2008-2014 WRX and WRX STI. The completion rate for this repair as of April 2018 was 60.1 percent.

In 2014, Subaru recalled more than 660,000 vehicles to inspect brake lines that may have become corroded to due exposure to salt water. The recall affected 2008-2014 WRX, 2008-2011 Impreza, 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy and 2009-2013 Forester.  As of April 2016, the completion rate for the majority of vehicles affected by this recall is 79.3 percent.

Check your Subaru’s Vehicle Identification Number or VIN at http://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls to see if it has any additional open recalls.

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