In mid-August, the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its latest information on how Subaru is handling recalls due to defective Takata airbags.
The recall is due to the risk that the density of the inflator’s gas forming agent may not be sufficient due to the fact that moisture absorption preventative measures were improperly carried out in the casting and molding process. This could result in the inflator’s internal pressure rising irregularly upon inflation, causing the vessel to rupture, which could result in fire or injuries to passengers.
According to the NHTSA, Subaru has finished replacing 101,721 of the recalled inflators. This makes up a total of 23.3% of the replacements.
Currently, Subaru has not replaced any driver’s side airbags. All of the 101,721 exchanges were for the passenger side.
(Translated by Greg Scott)