Regional stats show scale of airbag issue in communities.
The NZTA is prohibiting vehicles with any outstanding Takata recalls.
Compliance changes take effect from 1 November.
Australian website used to help with the Takata recall has clocked up 1.2m responses.
Australians are being urged to check if their vehicles are fitted with faulty Takata airbag inflators.
US agency wants car manufacturers to speed up Takata airbag recalls.
The chief executive of VIA has described 2018 as the industry’s annus horribilis.
The MIA has provided an update on the total number of vehicles affected by the airbag recall.