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Car industry's urgent warning: 'Check airbags before you drive'
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10th Aug 2020
2 min read

Car industry's urgent warning: 'Check airbags before you drive'

Australia's peak automotive industry body is urging drivers and passengers to conduct a simple but potentially life-saving check from their smartphones to see if their vehicle they're travelling in requires urgent airbag replacement under the ongoing compulsory Takata recall.
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Susannah Guthrie
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
Takata crisis: Honda warns 33,000 owners to "stop driving immediately", offers to buy back cars
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21st Jan 2020
2 min read

Takata crisis: Honda warns 33,000 owners to "stop driving immediately", offers to buy back cars

Australian authorities have warned 33,000 Honda owners to “stop driving their vehicle immediately” – and the cars will be bought back by the car company – as the Takata airbag crisis continues to expand. Following two separate crashes that resulted in a death and a serious injury – suspected of being linked to a new type of faulty Takata airbag inflator – the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has ordered more cars off the road because there are no replacement parts.
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Joshua Dowling
BMW asks owners of 12,663 cars with Takata airbags to stop driving immediately, following a fatality in Australia
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7th Nov 2019
4 min read

BMW asks owners of 12,663 cars with Takata airbags to stop driving immediately, following a fatality in Australia

BMW has taken the unprecedented step of asking owners of 12,663 of its 3 Series models made from 1997 to 2000 to stop driving immediately because their cars may have faulty airbags linked to a fatality and a serious injury in two separate crashes in Australia.
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Joshua Dowling
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