Takata airbag searches pass 10m milestone
Australians have made more than 10 million vehicle checks on a special Takata airbag recall website.
Searches on the site have revealed more than 1.64m vehicles equipped with faulty airbag inflators, which have the potential to seriously injure, or even kill, vehicle drivers and passengers.
“The heavy volume to the industry website clearly shows its effectiveness in such an important public recall,” says Tony Weber, chief executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
“The real strength of the website is that vehicle owners can check the recall status of their vehicles simply and quickly, and in their own time.”
Weber adds that the 10m milestone represents more than 56 per cent of the 17.8m passenger cars and light commercial vehicles on Australian roads.
Australians can check the recall status of their vehicles by visiting the industry website www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au.
“Vehicle owners should check their vehicles on the website as soon as possible,” Weber says. “Don’t risk your safety and that of your passengers. The consequences could be deadly.”