Takata airbags in 2003–2005 Subaru Baja, Legacy, Outback; 2004–2005 Impreza, Impreza WRX, Impreza WRX STI
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urges owners of the following Subaru cars to act immediately to replace defective Takata airbags:
- 2003–2005 Subaru Baja, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback;
- 2004–2005 Subaru Impreza, Impreza WRX, Impreza WRX STI
The defective Takata airbags are alleged to deploy improperly or with too much force, causing injuries to vehicle. The airbags may also rupture, spraying metal shards at vehicle occupants. Takata airbags have been linked with at least four deaths and many more serious and catastrophic injuries. U.S. Senators have called for a criminal investigation into the makers of Takata airbags.
If you drive a Subaru Baja, Legacy, Outback, or Impreza with one of the above-named model years and suffered an injury caused by the vehicle’s Takata airbags, please contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. You may be eligible for significant compensation. Our team of experienced product liability attorneys is actively investigating claims arising from defective Takata airbags. The NHTSA recommends that drivers of vehicles with recalled airbags take the vehicles to a dealer promptly to have the car fixed.
Subaru airbag recall
Subaru has not stated how many vehicles are impacted by the Takata airbag recall, but has said that Subaru vehicles subject to the recall are registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Subaru has announced it will notify owners of the vehicles with defective Takata airbags, and dealers will replace the passenger-side airbag inflators for free. Subaru has not yet announced a notification schedule.
How do I file a Takata airbag claim if I drive an affected Subaru vehicle and suffered injuries?
The attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. are actively investigating claims related to defective Takata airbags. If you were in a car accident involving a 2003–2005 Subaru Baja, Legacy, Outback; 2004–2005 Subaru Impreza, Impreza WRX, Impreza WRX STI and were injured by that vehicle’s airbags, please contact us for a free, prompt case review. Because strict deadlines apply to filing claims, we recommend getting in touch with our law firm at your earliest convenience.