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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
BMW buybacks have started in Australia following suspected fatality involving Takata airbags
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25th Nov 2019
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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
Takata: Older-gen Honda Accord and Civic recalled
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28th Oct 2019
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Takata: Older-gen Honda Accord and Civic recalled

Honda Australia has issued a recall for certain vehicles across previous-generation Accord and Civic model lines, falling between the 2006 and 2011 model years, as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. These vehicles have been fitted with potentially faulty airbags on the passenger's side, forcing a recall.
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2003 Honda Accord, MDX recalled for Takata airbags
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7th Aug 2019
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2003 Honda Accord, MDX recalled for Takata airbags

Honda has recalled the 2003 Accord and MDX to have their like-for-like Takata airbag replacements removed, and subbed for a non-Takata alternative. As with all Takata recalls, the campaign surrounds airbag inflator propellant which can degrade when exposed to heat and humidity. If a vehicle fitted with a faulty airbag is involved in an accident, the metal inflator housing can explode or rupture under too much internal pressure.
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Scott Collie
Takata advertising ramps up as industry chases recall stragglers
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2nd Aug 2019
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Takata advertising ramps up as industry chases recall stragglers

The peak automotive body in Australia is ramping up its push to get potentially deadly Takata airbags replaced, launching a new advertising campaign. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) will roll out a new advertising campaign pushing owners of at-risk cars to check if their airbag inflator needs replacing. Between 500,000 and 700,000 vehicles on Australian roads are still fitted with potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators.
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