So can the pre 8-12 2013's be reprogramed?After 8-12 Subaru changed the deployment time for the curtain airbag which helped it get a passing grade even though the Honda Accord had the best overall score due to their robust ACE 2 body. I believe somebody asked Subaru if the 10-12 cars can be re-programed for this and Subaru claims it is a 13 only perk.
Got a reply from Subaru.Mine is 8/12 - I feel like I am on the bubble. Going to email Subaru to see if there is another way to check.
I don't get how most can take this sitting down?Got a reply from Subaru.
The build dates of 8/12 and prior do not have the re-calibrated airbags and cannot be retrofitted e.g you need to have a build date on 9/12+.
If you feel really strongly about it, and are willing to pay, look into doing a trade in. The change probably requires swapping out the central airbag control unit, and every airbag in the car. Subaru probably certifies an entire system, and a software upgrade may not work with the existing airbag units. That is going to be quite expensive, and honestly I'm not sure I want some one monkeying with the airbag system.I don't get how most can take this sitting down?
Everyone here paid good money to have the best, a new and safe 2013.
I don't buy the "Enhancement" bull, that's Subaru being lazy and screwing the early buyers.
At te very least make it a voluntary customer cost upgrade, for them to flat out deny it is pretty disheartening.