— Subaru is recalling nearly 230,000 vehicles to replace frontal passenger Takata airbag inflators at risk of exploding due to moisture that affects the chemical inside the metal airbag inflators.
Ammonium nitrate is used as the explosive to deploy the airbags in a crash, but at least 21 people have been killed after the ammonium nitrate blew up the metal inflators, turning the airbags into grenades.
Subaru ordered three separate recalls involving different locations of the country.
- 2009 Subaru Tribeca
- 2009 Subaru Impreza
- 2009 Subaru Forester
- 2009 Subaru WRX
- 2009 Subaru Legacy
- 2009 Subaru Outback
The above 72,150 vehicles are recalled if they were sold or ever registered in these states:
Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Subaru's recall number is TKC-18.
- 2009-2010 Tribeca
- 2009-2010 Impreza
- 2009-2010 Forester
- 2009-2010 WRX
- 2009-2010 Legacy
- 2009-2010 Outback
About 93,200 of the above vehicles are recalled if they were sold or ever registered in the following states:
Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-18.
- 2009-2013 Subaru Legacy
- 2009-2013 Subaru Forester
- 2009-2013 Subaru Tribeca
- 2009-2013 Subaru WRX
- 2009-2013 Subaru Outback
- 2009-2011 Subaru Impreza
More than 64,000 of these vehicles are recalled if they were sold or ever registered in:
Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-18.
The three recalls begin on February 9, 2018.
Affected owners may call 800-782-2783.
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