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How is Australia tracking on the Takata airbag recall?
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4th Feb 2020
3 min read

How is Australia tracking on the Takata airbag recall?

With the December 2020 deadline for Australia's compulsory Takata airbag recall fast approaching, manufacturers across the country may be feeling the pressure. Since mandatory recall measures were implemented in mid-2018, car brands and government bodies have gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of Australian drivers.
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Susannah Guthrie
More than 18,000 Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki cars forced off the road in recall for new type of deadly Takata airbag
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10th Jan 2020
2 min read

More than 18,000 Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki cars forced off the road in recall for new type of deadly Takata airbag

More than 18,000 Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki cars made between 1996 and 1999 have been ordered off the road due to a new type of deadly Takata airbag – in a recall estimated to cost in excess of $54 million to buy back affected vehicles. Toyota is offering to buy back vehicles or provide long-term alternative car hire until replacement airbags are available. Mazda and Suzuki are offering to buy back affected vehicles from their owners.
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Joshua Dowling
Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Mazda Australia boss, Vinesh Bhindi
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29th Nov 2019
1 min read

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Mazda Australia boss, Vinesh Bhindi

This week on the podcast are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. We catch up with Josh Dowling to discuss some of the biggest news of the week, including everything Tesla Cybertruck, and Mazda's planned guaranteed buyback deals. Also, in BMW news, the company is buying back Takata-affected cars, has a new waterproof key card, and its owners be getting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for free.
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Mandy Turner
Takata: Older-gen Honda City, CR-V, Jazz, Insight under 'Critical Recall'
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24th Oct 2019
3 min read

Takata: Older-gen Honda City, CR-V, Jazz, Insight under 'Critical Recall'

Honda Australia has issued a "Critical Recall" for 167 vehicles across previous-generation City, CR-V, Jazz and Insight models sold between 2005 and 2013 (depending on model line) as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. "A group of vehicles have been fitted with a complete driver airbag assembly, which has been determined to contain an affected Takata airbag inflator," the Japanese brand says in its recall notice.
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James Wong
Toyota Avensis, Corolla and Yaris: Takata recall expanded
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16th Sep 2019
2 min read

Toyota Avensis, Corolla and Yaris: Takata recall expanded

Toyota has expanded its Takata recall for the 2001-03 Avensis, 2001-07 Corolla, and 2006-11 Yaris Sedan. As with all Takata-related recalls, airbags in the affected vehicles are fitted with propellant that could degrade when exposed to heat and humidity. If one of those cars is in an accident where the airbags are deployed, the metal inflator housing could explode under too much internal pressure sending shrapnel shooting into the cabin.
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Scott Collie