Subaru announced Tuesday that it was recalling 5,000 more vehicles for problems with air bags supplied by the Takata Corporation. The automaker said that air bag inflators could rupture and project metal fragments into the passenger compartment.
The recall will cover 2003-5 Legacy, Outback and Baja models, 2004-5 Imprezas and Subaru-built 2005 Saab 9-2X models that had been registered in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Subaru said it was not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the defect.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflators free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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