After the fatal Sydney crash linked to the defective airbag, the automotive world is hit by the massive Takata airbag recall. This has affected many millions of vehicles in Australia.
After the fatal Sydney crash linked to the defective airbag, the automotive world is hit by the massive Takata airbag recall. This has affected many millions of vehicles in Australia. Considering product safety, the airbags from the Japanese manufacturer includes 60 makes of cars. The major automobile manufacturers like Honda, Mitsubishi, BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Lexus. Subaru, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and many more are said to be stuck in this trap.
WHAT IS THE ACTUAL ISSUE? The heart of the problem related to the Takata airbags is the inflator. Loaded with a metal cartridge and propellant wafers, these inflators can ignite with an explosive force. In worst case scenario, if the inflator housing ruptures during a fierce accident, the metal shards from the airbag can be sprayed in the passenger cabin. Now, who would want such a disastrous outcome from a life-saving device?
WHAT DOES THE AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION SAY? It has recommended to not ignore or delay responding to the letters received from the manufacturers/retailers asking to get the airbags replaced. Failing to take action can degrade the Takata airbags over time and can lead to lethal consequences. They can potentially mis-deploy and fire metal shards to cause serious injuries or deaths. Also, know that the cost of the recall is free and would be covered by the manufacturer.
HOW CAN CAR SERVICING & YOU HELP? As consumers have been strongly urged to get their vehicles checked by contacting a reliable dealership or vehicle manufacturer, CSY has taken an initiative to assist the car owners in this hour of crisis. At Car Servicing & You, we are ready to let you know everything about the problem –
- Is your vehicle defective?
- Do you have shrapnel-shooting inflator parts from Takata?
- What should you do if your vehicle has the defective airbag?
- Need assistance in locating the VIN on your vehicle?