Vehicle Recall Information

Mike Shaw Subaru Recall Repair Center

Search for any open recall on your Subaru vehicle, and find information on how to get it repaired at no cost.

Please use the resources on this page to lookup information about what recalls could be affecting your vehicle, how to schedule an appointment for a free recall repair at Mike Shaw Subaru and to get your questions answered about vehicle recalls and what they mean for you.

Note: While we can and will perform any recall repair, please call us at 844-880-1425 to confirm that we have the parts available.

Cards

Do you have a fix for the Takata airbag recall that is affecting Subaru vehicles?

Yes, we do. Mike Shaw Subaru understands the importance of getting this important piece on your vehicle repaired quickly any efficiently. We now have the parts available to perform this repair and can do it at zero cost to you. Simply schedule an appointment today to bring your vehicle in. Mike Shaw Subaru has a fleet of loaner vehicles available so you can continue about your day to day activities while your vehicle is being fixed; please call ahead to confirm availability.

What about the breaking front lower control arms that are affecting 2002-2007 Impreza and 2003-2008 Forester vehicles?

As you may have heard, a number of Impreza and Forester vehicles have hanger brackets that are at risk of breaking due to corrosion if exposed to salty and humid environments. This could leave you at risk of an accident - especially while driving the vehicle at high speeds. If you have been notified by email or postal mail of a potential issue with your hood latch, please contact Mike Shaw Subaru to ensure availability of parts.

What is the recall repair cost for my Subaru?

By law, all vehicle owners and lessees are entitled to have their recall repaired at no cost to you. The price to fix the vehicle will always be 100% covered by Subaru and will cost you nothing but the time it takes for the repair. If you have determined that your Subaru does have an open recall, please schedule an appointment at our state-of-the-art Service Center that is fully equipped to properly bring your vehicle up to factory standards. Through the help of our knowledgeable team of service technicians and service advisors, we will have you back on the road in no time!

Questions and Answers About Subaru Recall Repairs

What is NHTSA?

NHTSA is the federal agency that oversees vehicle safety standards. Its mission is to reduce vehicle-related crashes and prevent injuries. NHTSA enforces regulations relating to vehicle performance and investigates safety defects.

What does a safety recall mean to me?

If your vehicle or part of its equipment is subject to a safety recall, it means the manufacturer or NHTSA has decided that a possible defect in your vehicle is a concern, and they want to make sure it never causes a concern for safety. You can learn more about safety recalls by visiting NHTSA's website here.

What is a safety recall and when is it necessary?

A safety recall happens when the manufacturer or the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that part of a vehicle is defective and the defect can affect the vehicle's safety. Generally, a safety recall will be issued for specific vehicle models or specific parts that are common among many different vehicles. When this happens, the manufacturer notifies authorized dealers like us and the owners who have registered the vehicle so the owner can take the vehicle to an authorized dealer for repair.

How will I find out if my vehicle is subject to a safety recall after I purchase it?

Manufacturers must notify by first-class mail all registered owners and purchasers of vehicles subject to a safety recall and provide an explanation of the safety recall's risk to safety. In the safety recall notice, the manufacturer will explain to the owner any potential safety hazards posed by the defect. The notice will also tell you what to do about it. Because manufacturers get the names of vehicle owners from state registration offices, you must maintain your state registration information to be sure to receive notice of a safety recall. If you move, be sure to update your address.

We also recommend that you register your vehicle with the manufacturer as soon as you purchase it. When you do so, you will receive important information on your vehicle directly from the manufacturer. Most manufacturers also have VIN-specific look-up functions on their sites. In addition, you can subscribe to email safety recall notifications from NHTSA here. These notifications will not be specific to your individual vehicle but will provide information for vehicles of the year and make you select when you sign up. If you subscribe, you will receive an email if there is a safety recall for the criteria you select.

Do you fix open safety recalls?

If a vehicle is offered for sale as "certified," it is our intention to repair any open safety recalls that we have identified before you take it home, although that may not always be possible depending on the nature of the recall, the availability of parts, etc. Regardless of whether a vehicle is "certified" or not, you will have the opportunity to review a CarFax report prior to sale, which provides information about the vehicle's history, including safety recalls reported by CarFax.

Please note that safety recall information comes from the manufacturers, and sometimes there is a delay between the time the manufacturers issue a safety recall and the time that information becomes available on databases like those run by NHTSA and CarFax. There may also be a delay in the ability to repair certain open safety recalls for various reasons, including the non-availability of parts. We do not and cannot guarantee that every vehicle sold, whether certified or not, will be recall-free.

How do I find out if the vehicle I am interested in buying is subject to a safety recall?

If you are shopping on our website and see a vehicle that interests you, there will be a link on the page where you see the vehicle titled "NHTSA VIN Look-Up." If you click on that, it will take you to the NHTSA safercar.gov database where you can see if that vehicle has any safety recalls. You can also visit the NHTSA website yourself here.

NHTSA's website allows users to enter any vehicle's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) - the specific code that identifies each individual automobile - into its system to pull up a report that will show whether that vehicle is subject to any safety recalls. The website also provides general information on safety recalls based on a vehicle's year, make, and model.

In addition to using the NHTSA website, a free CarFax report will be provided to you before you purchase the vehicle so you can review the vehicle's history, including whether there are any safety recalls reported by CarFax.

Please note that we are not affiliated with and do not control the NHTSA website or CarFax, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information they report. The accuracy of the information available through CarFax and NHTSA is subject to a number of factors, including but not limited to whether information reported by a manufacturer is up to date.

If I find out my vehicle is subject to a safety recall after I buy it, how do I get it fixed?

If your vehicle is subject to a safety recall, take it to a manufacturer-authorized repair facility. They are required to fix the problem at no cost to you.

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