Subaru to recall 5,035 vehicles in China for faulty airbag

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Japanese automaker Subaru is set to recall 5,035 vehicles sold in the China. The recall concerns possible safety hazards.

The recall, set to start on May 17, affects some imported models of Legacy, Outback and Impreza produced from January 6 to August 29, 2014, according to a statement published on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation.

The front passenger airbags, manufactured by Japanese company Takata, have faulty inflators that could fracture and send possibly fatal shrapnel into passengers when airbags are activated, the administration stated.

Subaru will replace the faulty airbags of affected vehicles free of cost, said the statement.

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