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FCAI wants rego bans expanded to cars with 'Beta' Takata airbags
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5th Sep 2019
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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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Takata: Brands with lower completion rates still on track with mandatory recall
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6th Aug 2019
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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
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Honda recalls mid-2000s Accord Euro, City, Civic, CR-V and Jazz
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29th Jul 2019
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Honda recalls mid-2000s Accord Euro, City, Civic, CR-V and Jazz

Honda has recalled 45,636 cars across the Accord Euro, City, Civic, CR-V and Jazz ranges to have their Takata airbag inflators replaced. As with all Takata campaigns, included cars are fitted with airbag propellant that degrades when exposed to heat and humidity. If a car with an affected inflator is included in an accident triggering the airbags, the inflator housing could rupture, sending metal fragments shooting into the cabin. That puts both drivers at serious risk of injury or death.
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Scott Collie
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2001-07 Honda Accord, 2003-06 MDX recalled for Takata airbags
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25th Apr 2019
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2001-07 Honda Accord, 2003-06 MDX recalled for Takata airbags

Honda has recalled 2001-07 Accord and 2003-06 MDX models fitted with like-for-like Takata airbag inflators between March 1, 2015 and December 31, 2017. As with all Takata-related recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade over time. If a car fitted with an affected airbag is involved in an accident, too much internal pressure can make its metal housing rupture, sending shrapnel into the cabin.
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Scott Collie
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2005-09 Holden Astra, HSV Astra VXR: Takata recall initiated
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10th Mar 2019
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2005-09 Holden Astra, HSV Astra VXR: Takata recall initiated

Holden has initiated the Takata recall for the 2005-09 Astra hatch, Astra Wagon, Astra Convertible, and Astra VXR. As with all Takata-related recalls, airbag inflators in affected cars can degrade because of a combination of high temperatures and humidity. If cars fitted with a faulty inflator are involved in an accident, too much internal pressure can make the inflator housing explode, sending metal fragments shooting into the cabin.
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