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Air Bag Problems of Subaru Legacy - part 1

Subaru Legacy owners have reported 98 problems related to air bag (under the air bag category).

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Subaru Legacy 1
Failure Date: 12/10/2017

The contact owned a 2011 Subaru Legacy. While driving 75 mph, the contact took his eyes off the road and crashed into a retaining wall. The front driver's air bag deployed and pinned his head between the driver's window and air bag. The occupant sustained a knot on his head, which required medical attention. A police report was filed with nashville metro police (#2017-1079256). The vehicle was towed to hillwood wrecker service and deemed a total loss. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 70,000.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2014 Subaru Legacy 2
Failure Date: 11/08/2017

Takata recall I have o notices from courts that my car is equipped with these defective airbags. I called my dealership, hansel Subaru in sana rosa, CA, and was told "there are a lot of scams going around. " I was told there is no recall, which NHTSA confirms,and to call Subaru America, which gave me a recorded message full of legal gibberish. I feel I am driving around in a dangerous car, and no remedy is available. Somebody has to do something that makes sense!.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Subaru Legacy 3
Failure Date: 10/23/2017

Takata recall no problem yet, but received a card in mail requiring registration re bankruptcy to protect my rights!.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 1995 Subaru Legacy 4
Failure Date: 10/16/2017

10/162017 - I was walking down the street to meet my wife for dinner after parking my car. As I watched her pull into the parking lot in front of me in the Legacy I saw the windshield get blown out by the passenger airbag being deployed. She was stopped waiting for traffic on a city street to clear to pull in and was not moving very fast at all, approx 5 mph. Luckily no one was in the passenger seat and my wife sustained minor injuries from flying glass. After inspecting the vehicle the following day our mechanic said he believed that the airbag recall # 96v315000 performed on 12/11/1998 apparently was not performed properly and he suspected that the poorly removed tow-hook was not cut off short enough (not to the recall spec) to prevent accidental inflation of the airbag. I believe that the remaining stub of the tow-hook may have impacted the driveway as she pulled in deploying the airbag, we contacted Subaru and they basically said it was not their problem. See attached pictures from our mechanic and email correspondences from Subaru.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2009 Subaru Legacy 5
Failure Date: 10/11/2017

Takata recall -- Subaru will not tell me if my car has a takata airbag, but only that I am not currently on the recall list.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2008 Subaru Legacy 6
Failure Date: 10/01/2017

"takata recall".

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Subaru Legacy 7
Failure Date: 09/25/2017

Takata recall.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2014 Subaru Legacy 8
Failure Date: 09/13/2017

Takata recall this vehicle is not listed in recall by VIN under takata settlemt it is an unsafe vehicle.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2016 Subaru Legacy 9
Failure Date: 09/09/2017

Takata recall not recalled yet, do not know if I am at risk.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2015 Subaru Legacy 10
Failure Date: 09/02/2017

"takata recall" awaiting recall and replacement info from dealer.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2014 Subaru Legacy 11
Failure Date: 08/31/2017

Takata recall: this make/model is listed as a vehicle affected by the takata airbag recall.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2015 Subaru Legacy 12
Failure Date: 08/12/2017

Takata recall -- received notice ~ August 12 of settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging Subaru manufactured and sold vehicles that contained allegedly defective airbags made by takata. Nothing has happened to the vehicle, but the notice suggested a recall may be issued.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2003 Subaru Legacy 13
Failure Date: 08/10/2017

This system says my car is 2003 Subaru Legacy. This is not correct. My car is a 2003 Subaru outback and has been recalled at least once. The VIN as entered is correct.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Subaru Legacy 14
Failure Date: 08/07/2017

Takata recall: nothing has happened yet. However, there are a lot of recalls for this type of airbag, so I want to make sure my vehicle is safe for my family and I.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2015 Subaru Legacy 15
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

Takata recall. I received a notice of a class action lawsuit concerning takata airbags in Subarus. I must decide if I want to be part of this claim. At this time, my car has not been recalled. I want this takata airbag removed from my car! I purchased this 2015 car from the dealer (used) in 2016. Subaru knew they were selling a car with a defective airbag. Waiting to hear from dealer concerning recall/replacement.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2003 Subaru Legacy 16
Failure Date: 05/21/2017

The contact owns a 2003 Subaru Legacy. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16v358000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Subaru of sonora in sonora, California was made aware of the recall and stated that the parts were currently unavailable and would become available in 90 days. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2014 Subaru Legacy 17
Failure Date: 04/15/2017

This car has unsafe takata air bag which has dangerous ammonia nitrate. I want takata to replace these bags with safer bag.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2008 Subaru Legacy 18
Failure Date: 03/31/2017

Takata recall I received a notice in December 2016 that my passenger airbag had a recall and that there were plenty of parts so I could call my Subaru dealer and have them fix it. I did call them and they said that they did not have parts yet and that it would be a few weeks and they would call me to make an appointment. I called agan today, 3/31/17 and I got the same story that they won't have parts for a few weeks and that they will call me. I mentioned that I had already heard that three months ago and she said that it was because of takata and there was nothing they could do. This is a ridiculous amount of time for me to be expected to not be able to use my car, or to drive a potentially dangerous vehicle. The first time I called they said I might be provided with a rental car but every one I talked to said it was fine to drive my car. It is only fine to drive it if I do not end up in a wreck that causes the airbags to go off, which is not something that a person can really plan for. Subaru has not been able to fix this problem in a timely manner like they said they would.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2004 Subaru Legacy 19
Failure Date: 03/31/2017

Takata recall: my car has been listed for the recall since June 2016, but I have never been once contacted by Subaru to come in for replacement. I have no incident, fortunately, but the field below requires a date, so I'll enter today's.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2004 Subaru Legacy 20
Failure Date: 03/31/2017

Takata recall: my car's been listed since last June. No contact whatsoever from Subaru even though that's what I was told to expect. This is unacceptable. Luckily no incident so far, but the fields in this complaint form require dates, etc. So I'll use today's date.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2013 Subaru Legacy 21
Failure Date: 03/18/2017

On 03/18/2017, I was involved in a head on collision with another vehicle that ran the red light, and my vehicle failed to deploy the air bags. As a result I hit my head on the widow and sustained various injuries.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2012 Subaru Legacy 22
Failure Date: 03/18/2017

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Subaru Legacy. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 17v014000 (air bags). The parts needed for the repairs were not available. The contact believed that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the recall repairs. The dealer and manufacturer were notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2009 Subaru Legacy 23
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Subaru Legacy. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v026000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Haldeman Subaru, located in hamilton, new jersey, was contacted but the dealer stated that the part would not be available for nine weeks. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2012 Subaru Legacy 24
Failure Date: 02/11/2017

Hit head on driving our 2012 Subaru Legacy by a Nissan maxima both traveling opposite directions at 40 miles per hour. All air bags in other vehicle were deployed while none deployed in the Subaru contributing to extensive impact injuries, seal/lap belt injuries and closed head trauma. This accident occurred on a city street, dry road conditions with no contributing factors except negligence on other drivers part.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2004 Subaru Legacy 25
Failure Date: 01/25/2017

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Subaru Legacy. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16v358000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.