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Takata airbag scandal: 68,000 owners refuse repairs, new warning to passengers
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17th Nov 2020
4 min read

Takata airbag scandal: 68,000 owners refuse repairs, new warning to passengers

EXCLUSIVE More than 68,000 car owners are ignoring recall notices or refusing to have potentially deadly Takata airbags replaced free of charge – and authorities are powerless to compel customers to get their cars fixed.
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Joshua Dowling
Takata airbag crisis: 300 cars in South Australia to have rego denied
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17th Aug 2020
3 min read

Takata airbag crisis: 300 cars in South Australia to have rego denied

The South Australian Government has ramped up its Takata airbag safety campaign, refusing to renew the registration of another batch of vehicles fitted with potentially deadly devices. While most states and territories have bans on the registration renewal – and registration transfer – of vehicles equipped with a certain type of Takata airbag, the SA Government joins Queensland Government in expanding the range of cars affected by Australia's first compulsory recall.
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Ben Zachariah
Takata airbag recall: 200,000 cars remain, 8000 to stop driving immediately
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7th May 2020
3 min read

Takata airbag recall: 200,000 cars remain, 8000 to stop driving immediately

Nearly 200,000 potentially deadly Takata airbags remain on Australian roads unchecked – and 8000 are deemed so risky, owners have been asked to stop driving their cars immediately to have the vehicles bought back by the manufacturer. Road safety authorities in Australia are baffled by thousands of car owners who are ignoring multiple recall notices and face-to-face attempts to contact them about the free repair.
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Joshua Dowling
BMW buybacks have started in Australia following suspected fatality involving Takata airbags
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25th Nov 2019
3 min read

BMW buybacks have started in Australia following suspected fatality involving Takata airbags

BMW is believed to be the first car company in Australia to buy back a batch of used cars affected by a recall of potentially deadly Takata airbags. Earlier this month BMW and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued a warning pleading with owners of 12,663 BMWs to stop driving their cars immediately following a fatality and a serious injury crash suspected of being linked to a new type of Takata airbag not previously recalled.
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Joshua Dowling
ACCC releases list of 'critical' Takata airbags on Aussie roads
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4th Oct 2019
1 min read

ACCC releases list of 'critical' Takata airbags on Aussie roads

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.
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Scott Collie