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A Message to Our Customers About Air Bag Recalls

You may be aware of recent reports about recalls involving air bags supplied by Takata. Ten different car companies, including Subaru, are affected. No Subaru vehicle has driver’s front air bags supplied by Takata.

Certain vehicles among the models and model years listed below are affected.

  • 2003, 2004 and 2005 model year Baja
  • 2004 and 2005 model year Impreza (including WRX and STI) (Updated as of 5/28/15)
  • 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 model year Legacy
  • 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 model year Outback

Not all vehicles within the models and model years listed above are involved.

To determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or any other recall, click out of this message and insert your 17 digit vehicle identification number (VIN) in the space provided. The VIN can be found on the vehicle itself on the driver’s-side dashboard or on your vehicle registration. You can also check for recalls using by your VIN on, a website of the National Highway Safety Administration.

If your Subaru is affected by an air bag recall, you should avoid seating occupants in the right front passenger seat until recall repairs are performed. If you have not already received a notice from Subaru with instructions on how to obtain repairs, you should receive one soon. If you have any questions, please contact your Subaru retailer or our National Customer Contact Center by phone at 1-800-SUBARU3 (1-800-782-2783) or via e-mail from the Contact Us section of the “Customer Support” page.

2016-’17 Subaru Legacy, Outback Recalled For Steering Problem; Stop-Sale Ordered

Subaru of America is recalling 48,500 2016-’17 Subaru Legacy sedans and Outbackwagons because of a steering problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until they are repaired.

A stop-sale order is in place on the affected cars.

“The steering column on the affected vehicles may have been improperly machined, and as a result, turning the steering wheel may have no effect on the direction of the wheels,” NHTSA said in its recall summary. “The loss of steering ability would increase the risk of a crash.”

There are no accidents or injuries linked to the recall, Subaru spokesman Michael McHale told Edmunds. He said that loaner vehicles would be available to affected customers.

A customer reported a problem with the steering on their 2016 Subaru Outback on May 3.

The affected Legacy and Outback vehicles were built from February 29, 2016 to May 6, 2016.

Subaru dealers will inspect the lot number on the steering column and replace the steering column, as necessary. The recall is expected to begin on May 13. Owners can contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783.

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