Cars with Takata airbags come back under reviewMay 13, 2020
The Federal Automobile Chamber (FCAI) in Australia has announced the recall of vehicles equipped with the potentially deadly Takata airbags.
An FCAI press release says that there are thousands of vehicles equipped with Takata’s deadly airbags on Australian roads and urges people to stop using their cars immediately.
Among the most popular models with potentially dangerous airbags are the 1998-2002 Honda Accord and CR-V, Toyota RAV4 1997-1999, Mitsubishi Lancer, Mirage and Parejo 1997-2000, as well as all versions of the BMW 3-Series E46 sold between 1997 and 2000.
In the state of New South Wales, there are about 70 thousand vehicles on the roads that need to be replaced with airbags. In Victoria, 68,000 vehicles need airbag recall. In Queensland, 1,798 of these vehicles travel on local roads, while in the Australian capital – 195, in South Australia – 315, in North – 85, in Western Australia – 608, and in Tasmania – 63 more vehicles.
“They were declared dangerous for a very important reason – they pose a high risk and can kill vehicle drivers and passengers. Any vehicle with such devices should not be driven at all, ”said FCAI Executive Director Tony Weber.
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