The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a stern warning for owners of vehicles with inflators classed as high-risk.
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The owners of vehicles still fitted with "critical" Takata airbag inflators are being urged to stop driving their cars immediately.

A range of Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Mazda and Lexus models sold between 2001 and 2004 are fitted with Takata inflators that have a "severe risk of mis-deployment" if they activate.

Affected vehicles are fitted with airbag inflators that could degrade over time due to exposure to high temperatures and humidity.

The worst-affected 'alpha' airbags have a 50 per cent chance of shooting metal shrapnel into the cabin if they're deployed, putting the driver and passengers at significant risk of injury or death.

"It is strongly recommended that owners of vehicles with critical airbags stop driving their vehicles immediately," the ACCC says.