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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 airbag recall: We join the tireless search for ticking time bombs
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12th Nov 2019
11 min read

Takata airbag recall: We join the tireless search for ticking time bombs

EXCLUSIVE We’re on our way to a remote Aboriginal community in the central north of Western Australia. After being granted permission to enter – having applied for access weeks earlier – we need to sign-in before searching the streets to locate one car. The 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer is one of more than 100 million vehicles worldwide equipped with a ticking time bomb.
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Joshua Dowling
Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download
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29th Oct 2019
1 min read

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: LISTEN: Car News Daily podcastLISTEN: Automotive Industry Insights podcastLISTEN: Reverse Gear podcastMORE: All CarAdvice podcasts
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FCAI wants rego bans expanded to cars with 'Beta' Takata airbags
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5th Sep 2019
2 min read

FCAI wants rego bans expanded to cars with 'Beta' Takata airbags

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) is publicly lobbying state and territory governments to ban the registration of all vehicles fitted with less dangerous but far more widespread ‘Beta’ Takata airbags from 2020.
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Mike Costello
Takata: Brands with lower completion rates still on track with mandatory recall
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6th Aug 2019
3 min read

Takata: Brands with lower completion rates still on track with mandatory recall

Australia's Takata airbag recall is almost 80 per cent complete, but the ACCC data says there are three brands with a conversion rate below 70 per cent. A combination of heat and humidity can make the propellant in Takata airbag inflators degrade over time. In an accident where the airbags deploy, metal fragments could shoot into the cabin, posing a serious risk of injury or death to passengers.
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Scott Collie