5 June 2018

SUBARU IMPREZA, LANCASTER, LEGACY, OUTBACK, Model years 1997-1998

Product Identifiers

IMPREZA 1997 - 1998, LANCASTER 1997 - 1998, LEGACY 1997 - 1998, OUTBACK 1997 - 1998

Responsible Agency

NZTA

The Hazard!

July 2004 - Subaru of New Zealand have been advised by Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI, the manufacturer of Subaru vehicles) of a potential safety issue with 1997/98 Subaru Legacy/Impreza where the Drivers Air Bag may deploy when the Air Bag warning lamp is illuminated in the combination meter. The activation of the Air Bag can be caused by using excessive force when pressing the horn button or by grounding the vehicle body onto the road surface.

What to do...

Please contact a Subaru Authorised Dealer to arrange an appointment to have the recall carried out. To locate the nearest Subaru Authorised Dealer please access our website at www.subaru.co.nz and click on “Locate a dealer”. Alternatively, call 0800 SUBARU (0800 782278) to contact your local Subaru Authorised Dealer.

Product Identifiers

IMPREZA 1997 - 1998, LANCASTER 1997 - 1998, LEGACY 1997 - 1998, OUTBACK 1997 - 1998

Responsible Agency

NZTA