Recall Alert: 2003-2005 Subaru Baja, Impreza, Legacy, Outback

2005SubaruLegacyRecall

Vehicles Affected: An unspecified number of model-year 2003-05 Subaru Legacy cars, Outback wagons and Baja crossovers, and model-year 2004-05 Subaru Impreza cars, including WRX and STI variants, all currently or previously registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands and equipped Takata-brand passenger-side airbag inflators

The Problem: Upon deployment of the passenger-side frontal airbag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. This could result in metal fragments striking and seriously injuring occupants. Subaru is one of several automakers that have announced U.S. recalls pertaining to defective airbag systems made by Japan's Takata Corp. Last month, Subaru recalled nearly 9,000 vehicles in the same model range.

The Fix: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger-side airbag inflators for free. The automaker has not yet announced a notification schedule.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Subaru at 800-782-2783, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2003-2004 Subaru Baja, Impreza, Legacy, Outback

2004SubaruLegacyRecall

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 8,600 model-year 2003-04 Subaru Legacy cars, Outback wagons and Baja crossovers, and 2004 Impreza cars, including its WRX and WRX STI variants, all equipped with Takata-manufactured front passenger airbag inflators

The Problem: Upon deployment of the passenger-side frontal airbag, excessive internal pressure could cause the inflator to rupture; this could cause metal fragments to strike and seriously injure occupants. Subaru joins seven other major automakers that have announced U.S. recalls pertaining to defective airbag systems made by Japan's Takata Corp.

The Fix: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles for free. The automaker has not yet provided a notification schedule.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Subaru at 800-782-2783, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | July 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 660,000 Subaru Wagons, Sedans, Crossovers

2009SubaruOutbackRecall

Vehicles Affected: More than 660,000 model-year 2005-09 Outback wagons and Legacy sedans, 2008-11 Impreza cars, 2008-14 WRX and WRX STI cars, and 2009-13 Forester crossovers currently or previously registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia

The Problem: Saltwater could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage, which could result in longer stopping distances, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will test the brake system by depressing the brake pedal and inspecting for fluid leaks; if none are observed, the affected areas will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. If seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced and rustproofed. The automaker will make the repairs for free.

What Owners Should Do: Subaru has not specified a notification schedule. Owners can call Subaru at 800-782-2783, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | July 3, 2014 | Comments (4)

2015 Subaru WRX STI Photo Gallery (27 Photos)

2015SubaruWRXSTI

As Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays said in his critique, the 2015 Subaru WRX STI "packs a punch" performance-wise, though some buyers might find its $35,000 starting price a slap in the face. The even-higher-performance version of the high-performance WRX wears a rather dramatic rear wing, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and standard Alcantara-covered seats with red-and-black leather bolsters — racier accents above and beyond the regular WRX's quad tailpipes, large fenders and flat-bottom steering wheel.

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Click here for the full review, and check out the gallery below of the black STI we test drove; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | June 27, 2014 | Comments (5)

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By Matt Schmitz | June 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Subaru WRX STI From Chicago to Big Sur

STIDrive1500

Disclaimer: I did not drive a new 2015 Subaru WRX STI from my home in Chicago to Big Sur, Calif. But I did get to drive different examples of the new STI in both places roughly a month apart. The distance and driving roads made a world of difference in appreciating this powerful rally-inspired four-door that anyone can buy at a dealer lot.

2015 Subaru WRX STI Expert Review

My time with a jet-black STI in Chicago was relatively short and unfortunately included a daily commute to work, which meant gridlock under grisly gray skies that even in April were frigid. Shifting through gears repeatedly, pushing down a beastly clutch with my left leg and trying to prevent the car from bucking was not easy.

By David Thomas | June 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Subaru WRX STI Video

Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the 2015 Subaru WRX STI — the even-more performance-focused sibling of the WRX and Impreza — is plenty quick and built for spirited driving. But does this "mean little sedan" justify its $35,000 starting price? Watch the video.

By Matt Schmitz | June 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

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