The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected.
While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020.
Additionally, around 25,000 of these vehicles are suspected to be fitted with the more dangerous 'alpha' inflators, which are more likely to be at risk of rupturing in the event of a collision.
Other manufacturers affected by the future recalls list include Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ferrari, Ford, Holden, Honda, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Skoda, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.
To view all the models added to the future recalls list, follow this link.
Faulty Takata airbags have been linked to 19 deaths globally, including one in Australia, along with some 200 injuries. While 12 manufacturers have already issued recall notices for over 5 million vehicles in Australia, the government wants further action to be taken.
Owners who think their vehicle could be affected under the current active recall should check to see if their unit's make, model and vehicle identification number (VIN) are listed on the Product Safety Australia website.