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Old 06-30-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default Takata Air Bag Recall *Merged*

Troubled Takata air bag inflators shipped also to Subaru, Mitsubishi

http://www.chicagotribune.com/classi...tory?track=rss

Takata Corp , the Japanese auto parts maker, said potentially defective air bag inflators, that could explode with too much force, were also shipped to Japanese automakers Subaru and Mitsubishi Motors Corp .

Last week, seven other automakers said they were*recalling vehicles in high-humidity regions*of the United States at the request of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to see if faulty air bag inflators supplied by Takata had been installed in their vehicles.

Takata said in a letter to U.S. safety regulators dated June 25 that after further reviewing its records, "we have determined that two additional vehicle manufacturers received some of the covered inflators." Takata cited the two Japanese automakers in its letter, posted on an NHTSA website.

Takata's U.S. spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment. Officials with Subaru, owned by Fuji Heavy Industries , and Mitsubishi, had no immediate comment.

NHTSA opened an investigation earlier this month into whether Takata inflators that were made after 2002 were prone to fail, and whether driving in high humidity contributed toward a risk of air bag explosions.

In a June 11 letter to the NHTSA, Takata said it would support "regional campaigns" to replace certain driver-side air bag inflators made between January 2004 and June 2007, as well as certain passenger-side inflators made between June 2000 and July 2004. But Takata did not admit there was any "safety defect" in the air bags.
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:21 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:42 PM   #3
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:22 PM   #4
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off to the dealer for me!
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:02 PM   #5
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:22 PM   #6
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I wonder how many of these airbag modules will never be found because someone has swapped them into another model year Impreza. The STi modules get swapped a TON.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:27 AM   #7
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I wonder how many of these airbag modules will never be found because someone has swapped them into another model year Impreza. The STi modules get swapped a TON.
I have a 04 STI steering wheel in my 04 WRX....wonder what the dealer will say
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:37 PM   #8
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I have a 04 STI steering wheel in my 04 WRX....wonder what the dealer will say
Since it's the passenger side inflator I'm going to guess that won't mean much.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:05 PM   #9
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I find it interesting that this recall is for 10+ year old vehicles. The failure rate must not be that high if they took this long to identify the problem.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:06 PM   #10
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For those who wish to view this safety recall's source documents and track its progress, I recommend:
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/..._ids=14V399000

NHTSA's ODI investigation originally suggested this air bag issued was associated with high temperature/humidity areas (Florida and Puerto Rico):
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/...4016&submit=Go

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Old 07-13-2014, 10:25 AM   #11
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I find it interesting that this recall is for 10+ year old vehicles. The failure rate must not be that high if they took this long to identify the problem.
AWD is standard, bro. Subarus never crash. Even the BRZ never crashes because it has symmetrical driveline and a sedan-like structure. Boxer is impervious to accident.
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:41 PM   #12
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Maybe my searching isn't as good as it used to be but some Subarus are involved in the Takata airbag recall:
2003 2005 Baja
2003 2005 Legacy
2003 2005 Outback
2004 2005 Impreza

Has anyone gotten notifications yet? Interesting the Forester isn't on the list since it's so close to the Impreza, too.
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:55 PM   #13
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Got a letter in the mail for my 04 STi, stated that some vehicles origination from certain areas like Florida are susceptible to faulty passenger air bags.


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Old 10-22-2014, 02:04 PM   #14
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I got the letter about a week ago for my 04 STi as well.
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Old 10-22-2014, 03:05 PM   #15
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Maybe my searching isn't as good as it used to be ...
Maybe you're right.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2646384
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Old 10-22-2014, 03:59 PM   #16
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I think NHTSA expanded the list today. My 05 Legacy wasn't on it before

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Old 10-22-2014, 04:55 PM   #17
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The list also includes the 2005 Saab 9-2x.
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:00 PM   #18
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I think NHTSA expanded the list today. My 05 Legacy wasn't on it before
Your California 05 Legacy still isn't on any recent airbag recall list.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:35 PM   #19
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With the current recall ongoing, I want to disable my airbags. Is it truly as simple as pulling the airbag fuse? (yes this is literally a life and death discussion)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...9YKYukFwOR6FwQ
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Toyota said in that it announcement that the Takata passenger airbags are so risky that it wants dealers to get their hands on any unfixed cars among those 247,000 Toyotas and Lexuses in high-humidity areas and either repair them or disable the passenger airbags if they don't have the parts immediately available to fix the problem.e a decision as follows:
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:40 PM   #20
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Toyota told dealers to disable the airbags if they don't have parts? Wow, that'll be an interesting lawsuit when a passenger dies in a crash. Is it really more dangerous to have the potential for a faulty airbag than to have a 100% chance of no airbag at all?
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:17 AM   #21
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Who makes the replacement airbags?
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:45 AM   #22
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Same company, Takata.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:47 AM   #23
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Yes. It is. These airbag inflators are hand grenades.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:30 PM   #24
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It'll be ok, because, as The Lion King taught me through song... hakuna Takata!
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:09 PM   #25
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Toyota told dealers to disable the airbags if they don't have parts? Wow, that'll be an interesting lawsuit when a passenger dies in a crash. Is it really more dangerous to have the potential for a faulty airbag than to have a 100% chance of no airbag at all?
Additionally, they place a sticker over the airbag compartment that states "Do Not Sit in this seat". Liability averted.
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