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Takata airbag crisis: General Motors recalls millions of pick-ups and SUVs
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3rd Dec 2020
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Takata airbag crisis: General Motors recalls millions of pick-ups and SUVs

General Motors is set to recall seven million pick-ups and SUV models across the Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac brands, many of which are now in Australia. According to news outlet Reuters, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) handed down its decision on the recall, which GM estimates will cost the company US$1.2 billion (AU$1.63B) to carry out.
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Ben Zachariah
Takata seatbelt warning: Is the automotive world on the brink of another global recall crisis?
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26th Oct 2020
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Takata seatbelt warning: Is the automotive world on the brink of another global recall crisis?

The automotive world could be on the brink of another global recall crisis. Takata, the same company responsible for producing potentially deadly airbags in more than 100 million cars, may have also lied about the strength and safety of its seatbelts.
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Joshua Dowling
New urgent warning for 155,000 cars with deadly Takata airbags
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2nd Aug 2020
5 min read

New urgent warning for 155,000 cars with deadly Takata airbags

More than 155,000 cars are still on Australian roads with “ticking time bombs” – approximately 180,000 potentially deadly Takata airbags which can spray shrapnel when deployed in a crash. So far in Australia there have been at least two deaths and two serious injuries attributed to the faulty airbags, whose explosive material deteriorates over time and deploys with deadly force.
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Joshua Dowling
Audi to buy back 4000 cars in Australia due to faulty Takata airbags
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16th Dec 2019
3 min read

Audi to buy back 4000 cars in Australia due to faulty Takata airbags

Audi will become the second car company in Australia to buy back vehicles fitted with potentially deadly Takata airbags – and customers won't be allowed to keep their cars because Audi does not plan to develop airbag replacements for vehicles so old. Car companies have calculated that it is cheaper to buy back the vehicles rather than engineer and test replacement airbags.
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Scott Collie
Takata: Old-gen Accord, Civic under 'Critical Recall'
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29th Oct 2019
2 min read

Takata: Old-gen Accord, Civic under 'Critical Recall'

Honda Australia has issued a critical recall for 55 vehicles across older-generation Accord and Civic model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. "A group of vehicles have been fitted with a complete driver airbag assembly, which has been determined to contain an affected Takata airbag inflator," the company's local division says in its recall notice.
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James Wong