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Guys, while searching the net I found that Subaru updated its Airbag controller to deploy the Side airbags in the event of this kind of collision. However it was on models built after August 2012.. I took delivery of mine on Sept 1st so I m guessing I wasn't one of the luck ones, do you think this will still be available through TSB or similar?


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Guys, while searching the net I found that Subaru updated its Airbag controller to deploy the Side airbags in the event of this kind of collision. However it was on models built after August 2012.. I took delivery of mine on Sept 1st so I m guessing I wasn't one of the luck ones, do you think this will still be available through TSB or similar?


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Hey Subyroo. You can check the build date on you drivers side door sticker. I emailed Subaru USA, and the response was that there will not be a retrofit on any cars with an 8/12 or earlier build date.
 

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Hey Subyroo. You can check the build date on you drivers side door sticker. I emailed Subaru USA, and the response was that there will not be a retrofit on any cars with an 8/12 or earlier build date.
I have the other car today so I can't check it otherwise I would.. But ether way that is a load of Bull if so.. There is no reason why someone who was eager enough to buy that early should be shunned by SOA. I wouldn't by any means accept that as a solution..
 

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If it was just a software upgrade I would agree, but airbag systems are complicated (there are sensors at every bag location) and the main control module may not be rigged to receive updates. I suggest you contact them yourself and see if you can get further than i did.
 

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I have the other car today so I can't check it otherwise I would.. But ether way that is a load of Bull if so.. There is no reason why someone who was eager enough to buy that early should be shunned by SOA. I wouldn't by any means accept that as a solution..
You can't expect manufacturers to retrofit safety equipment every time there's an upgrade or some sort of change. Way too cost prohibitive and even a potential liability should something not work as intended.

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If it was just a software upgrade I would agree, but airbag systems are complicated (there are sensors at every bag location) and the main control module may not be rigged to receive updates. I suggest you contact them yourself and see if you can get further than i did.
Indeed, I will see what results. If it is a module that has been Modified/updated then that's one thing. But a software/Firmware update shouldn't be that big of a deal. Guess we'll see.
 
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