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3 hours ago, chulozumo said:

2 years on and I’m retracting my statement til further notice 

 

Got a letter from Subaru saying they need to check the replacement to make sure it’s a good replacement and not a bad one 
 

now I have to drag the RA-R out after having it stored away nicely. Not a huge deal I suppose but still annoying 

 

Yea that's pretty annoying that they can't even guarantee they've put a good one in. My Legacy is going in to get it's one done next Tuesday finally, figured I should probably get it sorted before putting it on the market

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What's the go with cracked dashes and getting the airbag replaced?

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23 minutes ago, iludez said:

What's the go with cracked dashes and getting the airbag replaced?

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What's the question exactly?

There isn't an official recall on the dashes for JDM vehicles but some have had them replaced if the dealers mess them up badly enough doing the airbags

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What's the question exactly?
There isn't an official recall on the dashes for JDM vehicles but some have had them replaced if the dealers mess them up badly enough doing the airbags
Mines pretty bad on the left and was wondering do they just remove it and chuck it straight back in? Can't imagine it'd come out without falling apart.

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It's only the top covering that is falling apart so doesn't guarantee they make it any worse. Some years they can apparently get to without completely removing and just need to lift it lightly. 

 

That's why it is important to have a bunch of pics showing exactly how it was before they got near it. 

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1 hour ago, iludez said:

What's the go with cracked dashes and getting the airbag replaced?

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Subaru NZ haven't acknowledged the problem for JDM and Local, I got the run around. Even though there's been class action lawsuits in the USA, and some replacements in Aus. 

When my recall notice for air bags came around, I took them up on the offer of a dash replacement for $800.  Got Winger North Shore to do it all at the sametime including a service.

 

I can't fault Wingers workmanship on the replacement job, it looks factory new fit and finish wise.  Still not entirely happy with having to pay for a replacement, but what are we gonna do.

 

 

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It's only the top covering that is falling apart so doesn't guarantee they make it any worse. Some years they can apparently get to without completely removing and just need to lift it lightly. 
 
That's why it is important to have a bunch of pics showing exactly how it was before they got near it. 
Sweet as I didn't want to come pick it up and all I can see is yellow foam lol.

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lol, so my car is now on the NZ list with a status of no parts available.

Plus says letter sent, but that's a load of crap unless the mail got lost.

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As expected, they did a good job of f***ing up the dash on the Legacy.

I may have let it go if it had been in a corner or something considering it is far from perfect in general but a decent mark and a few cm section of the top layer peeled away right on the top of the dash cluster isn't acceptable.

They're going to get back to me once their dash repair guy can have a look but not really sure what he could do in it's current state.

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