by Chiara Zito | Mar 16, 2016 | Car News
More than 1.1 million cars in Australia are now affected by the world’s biggest automotive recall for defective airbags that can spray shrapnel in a crash. In the past fortnight Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota have increased the number and range of vehicles caught up in recall of defective Takata airbags. The faulty airbags are suspected to have claimed 10 lives overseas.
No incidents have been reported in Australia but most brands are struggling to replace the potentially deadly airbags, with waiting times now stretched out to 2017. Although the people affected will start to receive their letters from mid March, the parts needed to amend the issue will not be available until June.
The free repair, which involves installing resin protection covers to the metal cushions frame, will take about an hour. Toyota have spoken out, advising that until then, drivers should avoid high-speed collisions (no kidding!?).