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Takata airbag crisis: Mercedes-Benz failed to initiate compulsory recall
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25th Feb 2020
3 min read

Takata airbag crisis: Mercedes-Benz failed to initiate compulsory recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced today that Mercedes-Benz Australia failed to initiate a compulsory recall of cars fitted with faulty Takata airbags in the required timeframe. The compulsory Takata airbag recall, which included 3 million cars in Australia, commenced in mid-2018 and has since seen recall completion rates of up to 99.84 per cent by some vehicle producers.
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Liam Murphy
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
Audi to buy back 4000 cars in Australia due to faulty Takata airbags
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16th Dec 2019
3 min read

Audi to buy back 4000 cars in Australia due to faulty Takata airbags

Audi will become the second car company in Australia to buy back vehicles fitted with potentially deadly Takata airbags – and customers won't be allowed to keep their cars because Audi does not plan to develop airbag replacements for vehicles so old. Car companies have calculated that it is cheaper to buy back the vehicles rather than engineer and test replacement airbags.
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Scott Collie
Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download
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24th Oct 2019
1 min read

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: LISTEN: Car News Daily podcastLISTEN: Automotive Industry Insights podcastLISTEN: Reverse Gear podcastMORE: All CarAdvice podcasts
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Mandy Turner
Honda Accord, MDX recalled for Takata airbags – UPDATE
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23rd Sep 2019
2 min read

Honda Accord, MDX recalled for Takata airbags – UPDATE

Honda Australia has issued a recall for the older-generation Accord along with the MDX SUV as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. UPDATE, 15/8/18: This recall has been expanded to include more affected units from the Accord model line – the total now sits at 18,719 units. An updated VIN list can be viewed here.
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James Wong