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Toyota expands Takata recall

Toyota Australia has issued a notice for previous-generation 2013 Corolla, Rukus and Yaris models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall...

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2003-08 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution added to Takata recall
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2003-08 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution added to Takata recall

Mitsubishi Australia has recalled the 2003-2008 Lancer and Lancer Evolution as part of the ongoing Takata airbag inflator scandal. More than 35,000 vehicles are affected by the campaign, designed to rectify the like-for-like replacements fitted to those cars in 2015 as part of campaign 010093...


2006-11 Saab 9-3, 9-5 added to Takata recall
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2006-11 Saab 9-3, 9-5 added to Takata recall

General Motors has issued a recall for the 2006-2011 model-year Saab 9-3 and 9-5 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Affected vehicles are fitted with potentially faulty driver-side front airbags that are susceptible to degradation as a result of moisture intrusion...


Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler join Takata recall
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Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler join Takata recall

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2014-15 Chrysler 300 and 2014-16 Jeep Wrangler as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Vehicles affected by this notice are fitted with faulty passenger-side airbags, though are labelled with the less-dangerous 'beta' rating...


2007/08 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra join Takata recall
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2007/08 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra join Takata recall

Overseas Vehicle Sales has recalled the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, adding them to the list of vehicles included in the Takata airbag inflator drama. According to the company, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time. If the airbag is deployed in an accident, the metal inflator housing could explode or rupture...


Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know
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Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 100 million vehicles and nearly 20 automotive brands around the world. Among those are some four million vehicles in Australia. Globally, there have been 20 deaths linked to the scandal, and 230 serious injuries...


Toyota Corolla, Rukus recalled over Takata airbag replacement foul-up
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Toyota Corolla, Rukus recalled over Takata airbag replacement foul-up

Toyota Australia has issued a follow-up recall for "approximately 48,000" Corolla and Rukus models built between 2007 and 2012 over concerns replacement airbags fitted as part of the Takata campaign may have been installed incorrectly...


Ford Ranger, Econovan, Courier added to Takata recall
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Ford Ranger, Econovan, Courier added to Takata recall

Ford has recalled the 2004-06 Courier, 2004-05 Econovan and 2006-11 Ranger as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. According to the Ford, all the vehicles involved in the recall are fitted with the less dangerous 'Beta' inflators. If affected vehicles are involved in an accident and the airbag is activated, the driver and passenger inflators could rupture, causing metal fragments to shoot into the cabin...


Ford Takata airbag recall announced
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Ford Takata airbag recall announced

Ford Australia has today announced details of its recall for vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbag inflators. As required under the compulsory recall program announced earlier this week, Ford will first contact owners of the oldest affected vehicles before working its way up to newer vehicles with a lesser risk...


Holden recalls 333,000 cars with Takata airbags
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Holden recalls 333,000 cars with Takata airbags

Holden has announced an enormous 333,000 vehicles are to be recalled in Australia as part of the ever-widening Takata airbag scandal, the largest automotive recall in history. Vehicles including the Astra, Trax, Barina, Cruze and Cascada, plus the Opel Mokka and Zafira, and Saab 9-3 and 9-5, are affected. The Australia-made Commodore is not...


Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Polo, CC, Eos and Up! join Takata recall
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Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Polo, CC, Eos and Up! join Takata recall

Volkswagen has announced a multi-stage recall for 106,804 vehicles, after the Australian Federal Government yesterday announced a mandatory recall of vehicles fitted with Takata airbags. The company is at pains to mention none of these vehicles are fitted with the more dangerous 'alpha' inflators, and points out no current-generation cars are impacted...


Australia's Takata recall: Strict rules and penalties, but little compensation
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Australia's Takata recall: Strict rules and penalties, but little compensation

The compulsory Takata airbag recall announced for all vehicles in Australia affected by faulty inflators will bring penalties of $1.1 million for breaches of the action's strict rules – but owners shouldn't expect much in the way of compensation. Announced today by Michael Sukkar, Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the recall will be overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)...


Takata: Compulsory airbag recall announced
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Takata: Compulsory airbag recall announced

The global Takata airbag recall crisis has taken a new turn in Australia, with the Federal Government today announcing a compulsory recall. Talk of stricter action on the matter has been ongoing since Australian recalls were initiated in 2009. Australia's first Takata-related death in July last year - one of 23 globally - prompted the Federal Government to confirm in September that it was considering a compulsory recall...


Mitsubishi implores Takata-affected owners to have cars fixed
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Mitsubishi implores Takata-affected owners to have cars fixed

Mitsubishi Australia has called for owners of its cars fitted with faulty Takata airbag inflators to have their vehicles fixed. According t0 the company, just 136,000 of the 235,151 cars fitted with the potentially fatal inflators have been fixed. Degradation of the inflator propellant means metal fragments could shoot out in an accident, putting occupants at serious risk of injury, even death...


2013 BMW X5 and X6 added to Takata recall
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2013 BMW X5 and X6 added to Takata recall

BMW Australia has recalled X5 and X6 models sold in 2013 to replace the driver (and passenger, in some cases) airbag inflator. The company says metal fragments could shoot out of the Takata airbag inflators currently installed in affected cars, causing "serious injury or fatality" in the process...


2013 Honda Jazz, Insight, Accord Euro recalled for Takata airbags
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2013 Honda Jazz, Insight, Accord Euro recalled for Takata airbags

Honda Australia has issued a recall for its 2013MY Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, Accord Euro and Insight models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. All vehicles involved in this notice are fitted with faulty passenger inflators classed as 'beta' airbags - that aren't rated as dangerous as 'alpha' ones...


2013 Lexus IS added to Takata airbag recall
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2013 Lexus IS added to Takata airbag recall

Lexus has issued a recall for 698 vehicles across its 2013 IS model line as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice is due to the front passenger airbag inflators in affected vehicles, which may be susceptible to moisture intrusion over time. If the condition occurs, the airbag inflator assembly may rupture when deployed, posing a risk of serious injury, even death, to the vehicle's occupants...


UPDATE - 2004-07 Subaru Impreza recalled for airbag fix
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UPDATE - 2004-07 Subaru Impreza recalled for airbag fix

Subaru Australia has recalled 2004-2007 Imprezas fitted with replacement Takata airbag inflators. According to the company, some replacement passenger airbag inflators might have been installed incorrectly. More specifically, the inflators may have been installed in reverse. In the event of an accident, the passenger airbag might not deploy correctly, increasing the risk of injury...


Toyota facing class action lawsuit over faulty airbags, other brands to follow
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Toyota facing class action lawsuit over faulty airbags, other brands to follow

Toyota is facing a class action lawsuit for selling vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbags, with similar lawsuits against Honda, Mazda, BMW, Subaru, Audi and Volkswagen likely to follow in the coming weeks. The class action was filed on November 10, accusing Toyota of being "in breach of its obligation to consumers" by selling vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbags, alleging the company knew about the problem and took no action to rectify it...


Nissan Navara, Tiida recalled for Takata airbags: 82,000 vehicles affected
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Nissan Navara, Tiida recalled for Takata airbags: 82,000 vehicles affected

Nissan has issued a recall for over 82,000 examples of its previous-generation Navara ute and Tiida small car as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice affects vehicles fitted with faulty passenger airbag inflators, which may rupture in the event of deployment...