Do Subarus have a crash data recorder?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Fuzzy Logic, May 28, 2004.

  1. Fuzzy Logic

    Fuzzy Logic Guest

    I recently saw a repeat of a show that talked about crash data recorders in
    cars. Apparently there are 25 million of these in North American cars and GM
    is the largest user of them. I am curious to know if Subaru's have them, and
    if so when they started using them, which models and any other relevant
    information. Here is a link to the show:

    http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/files/cars/blackboxes/index.html

    I did a quick web search and couldn't find anything pertinent to Subaru
    vehicles.

    Apparently if you have an airbag you have some form of event data recorder.
    Here is a quote from the above page:

    If your car contains an airbag, it has an event data recorder (or black box)
    of some type. Some record only up to 1/8 of a second before a crash. Others
    - like late model GMs - record up to 5 seconds of data.

    Apparently this data is being used more and more by police and insurance
    companies when investigating crashes.
     
    Fuzzy Logic, May 28, 2004
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