Excel Body Works is urging drivers to pay attention to the biggest car recall in history by checking if their car is affected and taking action.
The global recall which began in 2009 has affected more than 100 million cars which had been fitted with faulty Takata airbags. The airbag degrades over time and can become lethal by deploying incorrectly and firing metal shards at the car’s occupants.
The death of a Sydney man earlier this month brings the death toll to 18 and is a sad reminder that there are still millions of vehicles out there with faulty airbags.
To make the issue worse, several car makers have confirmed they have replaced the faulty airbag inflators with newer versions of the same defective part, which will themselves, eventually require replacement.
If your vehicle is on the list, even if the airbag has already been replaced, find out if it still contains a Takata airbag and take the recommended actions to ensure your safety.
A full list of vehicles recalled can be found at Product Safety Australia – Takata airbag recalls affecting Australian consumers.
If you would like to know more about the recall, visit Choice Australia – FAQs on the largest recall in Australia’s automotive history.