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Fed govt taking action on Takata airbags

by:Powerful Toys     2019-11-02
The federal government is taking unusual steps to order a nationwide recall of nearly 4 million vehicles with deadly Takata airbags because it is not happy with the industry\'s response.This is one of the largest and most important product recalls in Australia\'s history, following last year\'s voluntary recall by automakers.Brands such as Audi and Volkswagen, as well as models from certain European sources at Ford and Holden, are thought to be affected.
\"The previous voluntary recall was generally not satisfactory and the government\'s priority was to protect the safety of all Australians,\" Assistant Minister of Finance Michael Sukkar told reporters in Canberra on Wednesday.\"The mandatory recall will force manufacturers, distributors, importers and other suppliers to ensure that all dangerous Takata airbags are found and replaced as soon as possible.Airbags have killed and injured many people worldwide.
One Australian died and another seriously injured.The problem is due to the high moisture content entering the airbag.This may lead to a fire and explosion of the propulsion mechanism, scattered metal fragments.
The 25 automakers who are expected to replace airbags urgently include Ford, Holden and Volkswagen.Michael Suka, assistant finance minister, said two were recalled.3 million cars are \"the biggest and most important recall in American history \".
\"The mandatory recall will force manufacturers, distributors, importers and other suppliers to ensure that all dangerous Takata airbags are found and replaced as soon as possible,\" Mr Sukkar said .\".The assistant minister said that a total of 4 million vehicles in Australia were affected by defective airbags, and about 2 out of every 7 vehicles were affected.\"Unfortunately, due to the deployment of these airbags, there was a case of death and a serious injury in Australia and the government did not want to look at it anymore, he said.
July 2017, a 58year-By a small clipxa0It was driven by his airbag.His Honda CRV is one of the failed airbag models recalled worldwide.Weeks before his deathxa021-year-From her airbagAbout 2.
Voluntary Recall of 7 million vehicles, 1.The airbag was replaced by 7 million.The government took action after the federal Labor Party called for a mandatory recall in last August.\"It\'s sad that this has been going on for months,\" said opposition consumer affairs spokesman Tim Hammond .
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\"It\'s a lawsuit against the government, and it took them so long to pull the trigger in a forced recall.Rod Sims, owner of the consumer watchdog, said last year\'s voluntary recall applied to 2.3 million but only about one.The airbag was replaced at 3 million.The mandatory recall expanded to cover millions of vehicles that were not processed last year, and another one.
3 million of the previous recall.
The scale of the recall is so large that it will be carried out on a rolling basis, giving priority to the replacement of the most risky airbag.All affected airbags must be replaced by December 31, 2020.The order affects Ford, GM Holden, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, GMC, Honda, Jeep, lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volvo and Hino trucks.
The cost of the recall is borne by the manufacturer
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