Honda has added the 2014/15 Accord Euro and 2014 Jazz to its Takata recall list.
As with all cars affected by the Takata recall, the vehicles included in this campaign are fitted with airbag inflator propellant that, through a combination of heat and humidity, can degrade.
If an affected car is included in a collision triggering the airbags, the metal inflator housing can rupture because of too much internal pressure, sending metal fragments shooting into the cabin. The recall concerns the less-dangerous, but still potentially deadly, Beta inflators.
Honda will contact owners of the affected vehicles and advise them to get in touch with their nearest dealership for a free replacement inflator.
The Takata airbag recall affects more than 100 million vehicles and nearly 20 automotive brands around the world. Among those are more than five million vehicles in Australia, the equivalent of four years of nationwide sales.
Globally, there have been 20 deaths linked to the scandal, and 230 serious injuries. One Australian motorist lost their life to a faulty Takata airbag in July 2017, one month after another Australian driver was seriously injured.
In February 2018, the recall of vehicles affected by the faulty Takata airbags was made compulsory under law, with affected manufacturers required to replace all defective airbags by the end of 2020. The ACCC earlier this year added some 1.1 million vehicles to the compulsory recall.
According to the Australian Government, the risk of a defective Takata airbag rupturing may arise between 6 and 25 years after it is installed in a vehicle. In areas of high heat and humidity, the risk of rupture may arise between 6 and 9 years.
Concerned owners can check if their vehicle needs a new inflator at www.IsMyAirbagSafe.com.au.
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