Subaru recall over airbag lacks social awareness

Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are there to keep everyone up-to-date with the latest trends, products, news and much more, but now and then big company’s such as Subaru for example lack awareness when it counts.

Subaru is recalling a number of its vehicles due to air bag problems; those affected include the Baja 2003-2005, Impreza 2004-2005, Subaru Legacy 2003-2005, Outback 2003-2005, as well as the SAAB 9-2X 2005 model.

At the moment Subaru is setting up the recall as a precaution, in the meantime they are cooperating with a government investigation, owners will be notified at a later date. The vehicles in question are only affected in Hawaii, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin.

Impreza 2004-2005

According to NHTSA owners will be notified and dealers will be replacing the passengers side airbag inflators made by Takata Corp at no cost. Owners can contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 – No notification schedule has been provided as of yet.

The reason for the recall is down to the front passenger airbag inflators splitting and causing metal pieces to fly out when the bags are deployed.

The recall over the airbag issue lacks social awareness, yes the NHTSA has made this aware but no where on Subaru’s website can we see any indication of a recall, and it would make sense to publish something on its Facebook and Twitter pages just warning that a recall will be happening soon.

The Subaru Facebook page has over 1.9 million followers and 198k on Twitter, even though the recall is not official yet and no schedule has been provided Subaru could at least make its customers’ aware.

Do you own one of the Subaru models mentioned here? If the answer is yes you may contacted in the near future for a recall.

Subaru recall over airbag lacks social awareness