The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has revealed that more than one million vehicles have been identified as carrying faulty Takata airbags through the industry website, www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au.
The website was launched by the FCAI in 2018 to help Australian consumers identify whether their vehicles are fitted with the faulty airbags – and since launch, more than 6.4 million vehicles have been checked on the site.
Six million visits
Australians have now made more than 6.4 million vehicle checks on the recall website.
A faulty Takata airbag has the potential to seriously injure, or even kill, vehicle drivers and passengers.
The website was developed for the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries in response to a compulsory national recall called by the Australian Government. Its launch has been supported by an extensive “Don’t Die Wondering” national advertising campaign including television, press, radio, cinema, outdoor billboards and social media.
“This is an excellent response to a major public safety campaign,” FCAI Chief Executive, Tony Weber, said.
“There has been an average of more than 32,000 vehicle checks made every day since the website was launched six months ago.”
Mr Weber said the industry had completed rectification of nearly two-thirds of the three million vehicles that are affected by the national recall.
The FCAI has also announced the addition to the home page of the website of a range of languages other than English.
In a bid to enhance the community reach of the program, the website has been modified to offer clearer accessibility for non-English speaking users. It now includes information in a range of languages, including Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Vietnamese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Dari and Hindi.