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BMW asks owners of 12,663 cars with Takata airbags to stop driving immediately, following a fatality in Australia
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7th Nov 2019
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BMW asks owners of 12,663 cars with Takata airbags to stop driving immediately, following a fatality in Australia

BMW has taken the unprecedented step of asking owners of 12,663 of its 3 Series models made from 1997 to 2000 to stop driving immediately because their cars may have faulty airbags linked to a fatality and a serious injury in two separate crashes in Australia.
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Joshua Dowling
Lexus SC430: Takata recall expanded
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6th Oct 2019
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Lexus SC430: Takata recall expanded

Lexus Australia has expanded its Takata airbag recall for the SC430 sports car, now extending all the way to MY2010 versions. As per the original recall issued in November last year, affected vehicles were fitted with 'like for like' Takata airbag inflators as part of previous recalls. These could still be potentially faulty after several years. For this recall, the affected Lexus SC430 models will have their faulty airbags replaced with non-Takata components.
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James Wong
Honda Accord, MDX recalled for Takata airbags – UPDATE
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23rd Sep 2019
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Honda Accord, MDX recalled for Takata airbags – UPDATE

Honda Australia has issued a recall for the older-generation Accord along with the MDX SUV as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. UPDATE, 15/8/18: This recall has been expanded to include more affected units from the Accord model line – the total now sits at 18,719 units. An updated VIN list can be viewed here.
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James Wong
Takata: 600,000 potentially deadly airbags still on the road
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5th Aug 2019
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Takata: 600,000 potentially deadly airbags still on the road

Australia's recall of potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators is almost 80 per cent complete, new data from the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed. The latest ACCC figures show 3.2 million airbags (78.9 per cent) have been replaced during the Takata recall campaign, leaving 600,000 vehicles (14.8 per cent) on the road with Takata airbag inflators still fitted.
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Scott Collie
2011-14 Mercedes-Benz SLS added to Takata recall
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2nd Jul 2019
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2011-14 Mercedes-Benz SLS added to Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz Australia has expanded its Takata driver-side airbag recall to include the 2011-14 model-year SLS AMG supercar. Joining older-generation A-Class, GL, ML and SLK model lines, the notice involves driver airbags that wear the less-serious ‘beta’ rating. A total of 121 SLS vehicles are affected by this recall – you can access the VIN list here.
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James Wong