Crossover Car Conversions has recalled the 2005-2014 Ford Mustang and 2005-2006 Ford GT to replace their faulty Takata airbags.
As with all Takata-related recalls, the campaign concerns airbag inflators that degrade due to a combination of heat and humidity. If an affected car is involved in an accident triggering the airbags, the metal inflator can explode or rupture under too much internal pressure.
If an inflator housing ruptures metal fragments can shoot into the cabin, putting occupants at serious risk of injury or death.
A total of 303 vehicles are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.
Crossover Car Conversions will contact owners of the affected vehicles and advise them to organise a free fix.
The Takata airbag recall affects more than 100 million vehicles and nearly 20 automotive brands around the world. 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 added some 1.1 million vehicles to the compulsory recall last year. 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.