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Nissan Navara, Tiida recalled for Takata airbags: 82,000 vehicles affected

Nissan has issued a recall for over 82,000 examples of its previous-generation Navara ute and Tiida small car as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice affects vehicles fitted with faulty passenger airbag inflators, which may rupture in the event of deployment...

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Honda pleading for Takata-affected owners to come in: 94,000 cars to go
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Honda pleading for Takata-affected owners to come in: 94,000 cars to go

Honda Australia is once again pleading with customers to get vehicles fitted with potentially-lethal Takata airbags repaired as soon as possible. Despite a repair rate of 81 per cent across the nation, the Japanese manufacturer says there are still 94,325 of its cars Down Under that are in need of a repair...


Jaguar Land Rover joins Takata airbag recall
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Jaguar Land Rover joins Takata airbag recall

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will recall approximately 17,000 vehicles sold in Australia, as the British company joins the global epidemic that is the Takata airbag recall. To this point there have been more than 3.3 million cars affected by Takata recalls in Australia alone, and the potentially deadly faulty airbags have been responsible for the death of one driver in Australia, and 18 other deaths around the world...


Federal Govt wants compulsory Takata airbag recall as global tally ticks past 100 million
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Federal Govt wants compulsory Takata airbag recall as global tally ticks past 100 million

The Australian Federal Government has proposed a compulsory recall for all vehicles fitted with potentially life-threatening Takata airbags, following an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). With the global tally of affected vehicles now exceeding 100 million units, the Federal Government says it's prioritising the safety of consumers with its proposal, in an effort to warn all potentially affected owners...


2007-12 BMW X5, X6 recalled for Takata airbags
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2007-12 BMW X5, X6 recalled for Takata airbags

BMW has issued a recall for 21,650 examples of its previous-generation 'E70' X5 and 'E71' X6 SUVs as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest notice, the Bavarian manufacturer reports that affected vehicles are fitted with potentially faulty front passenger airbag inflators, that may malfunction if subjected to high levels of humidity...


Mazda 6, RX-8, BT-50 recalled for Takata airbags - UPDATE
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Mazda 6, RX-8, BT-50 recalled for Takata airbags - UPDATE

UPDATE: Mazda Australia has confirmed that 5117 vehicles in Australia are fitted with the more dangerous 'Alpha' airbags locally, with 3693 of these units already repaired (72.2 per cent). That leaves 1424 vehicles outstanding, though the local arm has confirmed with CarAdvice that these vehicles were already subject to the original Takata airbag recalls that were issued over the past two years...


2006-13 Mazda 6, CX-7, CX-9 added to Takata airbag recall
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2006-13 Mazda 6, CX-7, CX-9 added to Takata airbag recall

Mazda has issued a recall for 55,000 of its previous-generation Mazda 6, CX-7 and CX-9 model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign this week. In this latest notice, affected vehicles could be fitted with front passenger airbags that are susceptible to moisture intrusion, causing the inflator to deploy abnormally and rupture in the event of a collision...


BMW X5, X6 recalled over Takata airbag fault: more than 21,000 SUVs affected locally
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BMW X5, X6 recalled over Takata airbag fault: more than 21,000 SUVs affected locally

More than 21,000 BMW X5 and BMW X6 SUVs have been recalled by BMW Australia, as the ongoing Takata airbag issue continues to expand. Affecting 21,649 second-generation E70 BMW X5s and first-generation E71 BMW X6s built between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2012, the recall relates to the possible malfunction of the driver's airbag...


Honda pleading with remaining owners: Get your Takata airbags replaced
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Honda pleading with remaining owners: Get your Takata airbags replaced

Honda Australia has once again pleaded with affected owners to get their car's potentially defective Takata airbags replaced, free of charge. The company this week revealed it had sent more than one million pieces of correspondence to affected customers, set up a VIN checker on its site, begun texting customers, and had even hired people to find some owners who weren't responding...


Replaced Takata airbags to be replaced again; Government demanding answers
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Replaced Takata airbags to be replaced again; Government demanding answers

Car manufacturers have confirmed they strategically replaced a number of potentially dangerous, aged airbag inflators sourced from Japanese supplier Takata with new like-for-like components as an interim measure - and now the Turnbull government is demanding answers...


Takata airbag fault "likely" responsible for first Australian death: NSW Police - UPDATE
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Takata airbag fault "likely" responsible for first Australian death: NSW Police - UPDATE

Updated 6:07PM, 21/07/17. A faulty Takata airbag is likely to blame for the first death of a driver in Australia last week, NSW Police has determined, due to corroded high-speed shrapnel expelled from the casing during airbag deployment. At 12:45PM on Thursday 13 July, a Honda CR-V and Toyota Celica collided at the intersection of Mallee and Church streets in Cabramatta, where the 58-year-old driver of the Honda died at the scene...


Honda Australia's Takata airbag recall update
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Honda Australia's Takata airbag recall update

Honda Australia says it has completed 69 per cent of the enormous recall on third-party airbag inflators made by supplier Takata. However, given the task of tracking down some older affected vehicles is tougher (some are 16 years old), the company doesn't expect to complete the fixes for another 12 months...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Takata files for bankruptcy, will be purchased by competitor
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Takata files for bankruptcy, will be purchased by competitor

Takata, the troubled airbag and automotive parts maker, has filed for bankruptcy in both the US and Japan. The company's American arm filed its papers on Sunday night, US time, in the state of Delaware, with the Japanese parent following suit on Monday, local time...


Takata to file for bankruptcy soon - reports
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Takata to file for bankruptcy soon - reports

Takata, the airbag and automotive parts manufacturer, will reportedly file for bankruptcy this month, with the company weighed down by fines and costs related to its defective and deadly airbag inflators. Sources have told Reuters, the company will begin bankruptcy proceedings in both Japan and the US next week...


Metal shard from Takata airbag injures driver in Darwin
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Metal shard from Takata airbag injures driver in Darwin

The Takata airbag scandal has claimed its first victim in Australia, with a driver of a Toyota Rav4 in Darwin injured during an otherwise minor car crash. The ABC has reported the 21 year old driver was involved in a collision severe enough for the driver's airbag to deploy. The airbag failed to do so correctly, and a metal shard from the airbag housing struck the driver in the head...


2010-2014 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags: 20,000 vehicles affected
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2010-2014 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags: 20,000 vehicles affected

The 2010-2014 'NT' and 'NW' Mitsubishi Pajero has been added to the ongoing Takata airbag campaign this week, joining numerous other model years of the Japanese off-roader that have been recalled for the same issue. In this latest notice, affected vehicles could be fitted with front passenger airbags that could release metallic fragments into the cabin when deployed in an accident...


Subaru recalls 33,000 vehicles for Takata airbag replacement
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Subaru recalls 33,000 vehicles for Takata airbag replacement

Subaru has issued a recall for 33,228 vehicles across a range of model lines, as part of the ongoing Takata airbag saga. Affected vehicles include 11,234 units of the 2008-2011 Impreza and WRX, 12,313 of the 2009-2012 Forester, 1817 of the 2004-2009 Liberty and Outback, and 673 2009-2010 Tribeca vehicles...


Toyota Australia adds 119,000 vehicles to Takata recall
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Toyota Australia adds 119,000 vehicles to Takata recall

Toyota has recalled a further 119,386 vehicles across various model lines and build dates as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest recall, two separate notices have been issued, one for vehicles with a faulty front passenger's airbag, with the other a re-notification for vehicles with a faulty driver's front airbag...


Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled for Takata airbag fix
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Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled for Takata airbag fix

The diminutive Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car has been recalled in Australia as part of the ongoing global Takata airbag scandal. This latest Takata recall, which affects 177 GA and GB i-MiEV vehicles in Australia, joins earlier Lancer and Triton recalls announced for the same problem...