Massive Airbag Recall Prompts Safety Concerns
The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) advises that more than one million vehicles have been identified as carrying faulty Takata airbags through the industry website,

Since launch, more than 6.4 million vehicles have been checked on the site.

“That’s a tremendous result,” said Tony Weber, Chief Executive of the FCAI. “The website has underpinned the powerful community response to the recall, with more than 100,000 vehicles rectified every month”

The launch of the innovative website has been supported by an extensive “Don’t Die Wondering” national advertising campaign including television, press, radio, cinema, outdoor billboards and social media.

The website has excellent accessibility for non-English speaking users, with information in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Vietnamese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Dari and Hindi.


Mr Weber urged vehicle owners in every state and territory to use the website or text the word TAKATA to 0487247 224 to check the recall status of their vehicles.

Once a vehicle is identified, vehicle owners can make arrangements with their brand’s local dealer to have all faulty airbags replaced. This work is free.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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