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    Subaru Recall

    After 17 pages of fun in the Tuna thread, my GF received a letter last night from Subaru.

    Recall on 05-08 Legacy and Outbacks due to the passenger side air bag inflator rupturing and sending metal pieces out (AKA shrapnel). However, there is a part shortage so do not let anyone ride in the passenger seat until fixed.




    I know these cars are popular on here and this is a potentially deadly issue. Don't mess around with it.
    Last edited by Tin; Feb 20, 2016 at 10:37 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steamboat1 View Post
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    Latest reliability ratings from Consumer Reports are out. Subaru and Honda both took a bit hit. Kia and Buick continue to improve.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7imrcJSjTY
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    2015-2016: 54 days
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    2013-2014: 68 days

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    i entered the land of diminishing returns on my 2009 outback at about 100k...first, at 108k the trans completely shit the bed, on the NJ turnpike, car packed for skiing, family in tow...
    then, of course, the head gasket need replacement at 130k...
    3 control arms, a strut, 2 wheel bearings...

    mind you, i did all recommended service, put about 15-20k per year on the car commuting and skiing

    i was a subaru owner for quite some time, 2 previous to this one...no more...the quality of product was severely diminished on this vehicle, in my view

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    I had a 2011 Outback that was great! I now have a 2015 Legacy 3.6R that is also great. Did not need 2 SUVS since Wife wanted a Jeep Grand Cherokee. I think the quality of the new ones is better. IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrec10 View Post
    I had a 2011 Outback that was great! I now have a 2015 Legacy 3.6R that is also great. Did not need 2 SUVS since Wife wanted a Jeep Grand Cherokee. I think the quality of the new ones is better. IMHO.
    my subaru was great too for the first 5 years, but once to odometer rolled 100k it was not so great

    for a brand that touts reliability, i was less than whelmed

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    Holy shit. I have an '04'WRX. Currently ~170k miles on the clock. It's run like a watch since day one. And that includes a "stage 2" exhaust & ecu mod around year 2. There are lots of things I've come to dislike about the car but reliability isn't one, for me at least. .

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    I see a huge reliability difference between the Japanese built cars like Skifastrs WRX and the US built cars like the Outbacks Foresters, Legacys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin View Post
    After 17 pages of fun in the Tuna thread, my GF received a letter last night from Subaru.

    Recall on 05-08 Legacy and Outbacks due to the passenger side air bag inflator rupturing and sending metal pieces out (AKA shrapnel). However, there is a part shortage so do not let anyone ride in the passenger seat until fixed.


    I know these cars are popular on here and this is a potentially deadly issue. Don't mess around with it.
    Got the same notice for my Honda Civic. Laughable that they direct you to NOT have anyone ride in the front passenger seat.
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