All Subaru vehicles that use Takata airbags have been recalled. The Subaru vehicles that used Takata airbags include the Impreza, Baja, Legacy and Outback models that were manufactured between 2003 and 2005.
In 2013 and 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall on 7.8 million United States vehicles that had been manufactured using Takata airbags. Many of the Takata airbags in these vehicles were faulty and would not initiate properly, which essentially meant that they were useless. An investigation by the NHTSA found a link between faulty airbags and exposure to high and humid temperatures, which led the NHTSA to advise owners of many vehicle makes, such as Subaru, Ford, Chrysler and Honda, to bring their vehicles back to the dealerships to get their Takata airbags replaced with properly-working ones.
Most of the vehicles that had airbags that were recalled were manufactured sometime between 2003 and 2005. Subaru, along with many other car companies, outsourced their airbag manufacturing to Takata, which explains why the recall affected numerous car makes and models. Owners of Subaru Bajas, Legacies, Outbacks or Imprezas, that were manufactured between 2003 and 2005, especially those in humid climates, should bring their vehicles in to a Subaru dealership to ensure that their airbags have been replaced with effective units.