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Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby kaycy » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:40 am

We just received a recall letter from Subaru Australia indicating that my car's passenger airbag was affected by the takata faulty airbag recall.

Anyway, if you own a 2006 liberty and has not received the letter you might want to call Subaru Australia.
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Re: Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby tom_kauf » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:30 pm

Cheers. Most Gen4s are affected, even my 2008 MY09.
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Re: Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby Shiv » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:46 pm

I posted the form back to them a few weeks ago.

Yet to hear back from them.
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Re: Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby tom_kauf » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:52 pm

Shiv wrote:I posted the form back to them a few weeks ago.

Yet to hear back from them.

There are no new airbags available, so it'll be a while. I took my car in for a service a few weeks ago, and they mentioned my car was affected by the recall (I already knew that from the letter). But there's noting they can do until they get replacement ones.

Subaru Japan is expected to have stock around March/April next year. So I'd say it'll be a bit after that before Subaru Australia gets them.

It's a bit of a worry for any passenger in the car (that airbag is the only one that can shoot out chunks of metal when it deploys). But with millions of cars affected worldwide (incl most Japanese manufacturers), it's a huge mission to make so many replacement units.
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Re: Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby jp928 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:32 pm

Just got letter 2 from Suby Oz - they now have non-Takata replacement airbags in stock, so it will only need to be done once. Booked in for second week of Oct, as we are off OS soon. Same dealer damaged mate's 3.0RB dash, so will be taking pics before it goes in.
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Re: Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby tom_kauf » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:44 pm

Ok cool. Yeah definitely take pictures because mine was damaged about 6 weeks ago when they did mine. I got a replacement dash out of it, since mine was badly cracked already :).
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Re: Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby fongyfong » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:51 pm

Got my air bag replaced. Then 2 months later bang. Write off my car. Lucky me.
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Re: Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby MY02B4 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:46 pm

Do you guys know if they touch the ECU? I need to get mine replaced but dont want them to reset the ECU and lose my tune.
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Re: Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby vinshonz » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:16 pm

pretty sure they wont touch the ecu lol

but u might want to take some pictures incase they damage your dash from removal
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Re: Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby tom_kauf » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:58 pm

MY02B4 wrote:Do you guys know if they touch the ECU? I need to get mine replaced but dont want them to reset the ECU and lose my tune.

I'm pretty sure they don't do anything with the ECU. The air bag is part of the Dash, and the ECU is under a plate in the passenger footwell. So there's no physical reason to do anything with the ECU. And I don't think they'd have to reprogram the ECU for anything. They'll disconnect the battery, but that won't wipe your tune. I have a tune, and it didn't get affected.
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Re: Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby jp928 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:51 pm

Had mine done today - had printed out A4 PICS of the dash ready for any problems. Only sign its been worked on is what I would describe as light bruising on the edge over the pax glovebox. I showed the rep , and wrote on the invoice 'signs of bruising ....' and she initialled. They must have had some practice since they monstered my mates car.
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Re: Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby vinshonz » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:22 pm

mind sharing the pics? mines booked in 1st week of nov @ mentone subaru
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Re: Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby jp928 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:52 pm

Sure - give me an email addr. I used front page of tuesday's age as proof of recency.
B@stards did a service, did everything they said - how did they check the spare pressure, when the back is filled with a 7kg model aeroplane, large wings, radio case, a wooden box, tool box?
Going to try to stick something up the (un)service manager tomorrow...
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Re: Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby tom_kauf » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:03 am

jp928 wrote:Sure - give me an email addr. I used front page of tuesday's age as proof of recency.
B@stards did a service, did everything they said - how did they check the spare pressure, when the back is filled with a 7kg model aeroplane, large wings, radio case, a wooden box, tool box?
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Good to hear they didn't butcher your dash. Glovebox damage is weird though, that is hard plastic and comes out without any tools.
And regarding the spare tyre, they won't check it if they can't get to it. But they should've mentioned that in the service report.
If they had moved your things from the boot, people would complain that they touched their stuff :lol: , and it sounds like some of your things are definitey delicate.
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Re: Airbag recalls in 2006 Liberty

Postby jp928 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:16 am

Tom,
Didnt damage glovebox, just the dash above there was visibly bruised, where they probably had to urge it back into place. I expect the marks to fade over time, its not real obvious unless you look for it. Re the spare, service manage said the tech didnt mark the spare as checked, but somebody else assumed he had, and ticked the box. All ok in my mind now.
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