7 June 2018

SUBARU LEGACY, Model years 2005-2009

Product Identifiers

LEGACY 2005 - 2009

Responsible Agency

NZTA

The Hazard!

Subaru of New Zealand wish to advise of a possible safety related issue with your Subaru. We have been advised by Subaru Corporation (the manufacturer of Subaru vehicles) that Model Year (MY) 2005-2009 Japanese used Import Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with a Takata front passenger airbag SPI inflator with propellant wafers, may have an increased potential for moisture intrusion over time. This could make the inflator assembly prone to rupture during airbag deployment, increasing the risk of occupant injury. Because of this, Subaru of New Zealand will conduct a Safety Related Recall on behalf of Subaru Corporation through our nationwide authorised dealer network. The recall will involve replacement of the passenger airbag module in your Subaru. Due to the large number of vehicles requiring the replacement of the Takata Airbag Inflator worldwide (approx 100 million across more than 14 different car brands), there is very limited initial supply of replacement parts. Initially, affected owners will be sent a notification letter informing them of their vehicles involvement in this recall. Once we receive the parts for your vehicle, we will get in contact with a second letter. When you receive the second letter confirming parts are in stock for your vehicle, it will provide information about contacting your local Authorised Subaru Dealer for the recall to be completed.

What to do...

Once we receive the parts for your vehicle, we will get in contact with a procedure letter. When you receive the second letter confirming parts are in stock for your vehicle, it will provide information about contacting your local Authorised Subaru Dealer for the recall to be completed. For more information, visit www.subaru.co.nz/takata

Product Identifiers

LEGACY 2005 - 2009

Responsible Agency

NZTA