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2004-07 BMW X3 added to Takata recall

BMW Australia has issued a recall for the first-generation X3 SUV sold from 2004 to 2007 as part of the ever-expanding Takata airbag recall...

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2007-14 Cadillac Escalade added to Takata recall
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2007-14 Cadillac Escalade added to Takata recall

Overseas Vehicle Sales has added the 2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade to the ever-growing list of vehicles on the Takata airbag recall. As affected vehicles age, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...


Mercedes-Benz expands Takata recall
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Mercedes-Benz expands Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz Australia has expanded its Takata airbag recall campaign, which affects the 2006-12 model-year GL, ML and SLK model lines. The German marque says the number of units affected by the campaign has grown to 8817 vehicles – up from the 2850 previously reported...


Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall
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Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2008-09 C-Class and 2009-13 R-Class to the ever-growing list of cars on the Takata airbag recalls list. In the C-Class, the driver and passenger airbags are included, while only passenger-side airbags are impacted in the R-Class. As impacted Takata airbags age, a combination of heat and humidity can make the propellant degrade...


ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall
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ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...


No Takata fix? No registration. It's time.
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No Takata fix? No registration. It's time.

We’re more than five years into the biggest global automotive recall of all time, to rectify a potentially faulty component that has killed at least 20 people and injured hundreds. Yet the saga’s end appears some time away, despite one major potential solution staring us in the face. But first, background...


Mercedes-Benz GL, ML and SLK added to Takata recall
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Mercedes-Benz GL, ML and SLK added to Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz Australia has added the previous-generation GL, ML and SLK to the ever-growing Takata airbag inflator recall. Affected vehicles are fitted with the less-dangerous – but still potentially deadly – 'beta' inflators. Over time, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade...


Urgent: 45,000 Honda Australia owners yet to get Takata fix
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Urgent: 45,000 Honda Australia owners yet to get Takata fix

Honda Australia’s Takata airbag inflator replacement rate is about to hit 90 per cent, with the company’s local arm having swapped a staggering 593,711 of the potentially life-threatening inflator units so far. However, this means there are still 44,719 vehicles, or 67,404 inflators, that haven't yet been replaced...


2005-08 Mazda B4000 Bravo added to Takata recall
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2005-08 Mazda B4000 Bravo added to Takata recall

Mazda Australia has recalled the B4000, better known as the Bravo, two-wheel drive ute as part of the ever-growing Takata airbag saga. As affected airbag inflators age, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the propellant degrade. If the car is involved in a collision and the airbags trigger, metal fragments can shoot out and injure or kill occupants...


Toyota expands Takata recall
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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. Affected vehicles are fitted with potentially-deadly passenger airbags, which are susceptible to moisture intrusion over time – this is an extension of the recall issued this time last year, where 111,214 Corolla, Rukus and Yaris units were affected...


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...