HALF A MILLION TAKATA CARS STILL TO BE FIXED

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released the latest quarterly Takata airbag recall rectification figures, which show that more than half a million vehicles still need to be fixed.

The June 30 figures from the ACCC show the automotive industry is steadily completing the monumental task of rectifying more than three million vehicles in the Australian market with faulty Takata airbags.

The ACCC indicated a total of 537,000 vehicles are still to be rectified, meaning the vast majority of impacted vehicles in Australia have had their airbags replaced.

Tony Weber, Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), said that while local automotive brands had worked hard to complete the millions of vehicles to date, they remained completely committed to the recall process and are following priority risk factors to ensure smooth completion of the replacement program.

“Time, money and resources are not a consideration for the Australian automotive industry in the mandatory Takata recall. All that matters is the faulty airbags are rectified as soon as possible, and with minimum inconvenience for the customer,” Mr Weber said.

“The FCAI and our automotive members have just launched a brand new Takata advertising campaign designed to encourage customers to check their vehicles against our easy-to-use website, www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au.

“It’s a simple process. Just go to the website and enter your vehicle’s registration and state or territory. You can also check by texting TAKATA to 0487 AIRBAG (247 224). It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s free – and you could be saving your own life or that of a loved one.”

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