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Another 877,000 Vehicles Added To The Takata Airbag Recall

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Another 877,000 Vehicles Added To The Takata Airbag Recall

Canberra is considering the introduction of the first-ever compulsory safety recall for cars, after another 877,000 vehicles from 8 more car brands have been added to the Takata airbag recall.

There are now more than 3.3 million vehicles, or about one in ever 7 cars on Aussie roads affected by the recall. The faulty airbags can spray shrapnel when deployed in a crash because they have an unstable explosive material. There have been 19 deaths globally, and one in Australia.

The recall affects about 100 million cars worldwide but only 950-thousand affected cars in Australia have had their airbags replaced. That leaves 2.4 million cars on the road with a question mark.

It is critical for drivers with alpha airbags installed take immediate steps to have the airbags replaced because of a significant risk of injury or death involved in using vehicles with these airbags.

These cars are the main vehicles fitted with the suspect alpha airbags, needing the most urgent attention:

Make & model Year Range

BMW 3 Series E46 12/2001 - 03/2003

BMW 3 Series E46 09/1999 - 08/2006

Honda Accord, CR-V 2001-2002

Honda Civic 2001

Honda Accord 2001-2003

Honda Accord Euro 2001-2003

Honda CR-V 2001-2003

Honda Jazz MDX 2001-2003

Honda Jazz 2004

Mazda6, RX-8,BT-50 2002-2011

Nissan N16 Pulsar 2000-2004

Nissan Y61 Patrol 2000-2004

Nissan D22 Navara 2000-2004

Nissan T30 X-Trail 2000-2004

Toyota Corolla 2000-2004

Avensis Verso 2000-2004

Lexus SC430 2000-2004

Toyota Echo 2002-2003

Rav 4 2002-2003

If you want check if your vehicle is safe you can do so here. 

A decision is expected on a compulsory recall by the middle of October.