The ACT Government is reminding Canberrans to check their vehicles to ensure that they are not impacted by the compulsory Takata airbag recall.
It is believed that a quarter of all vehicles in the Act are affected by the recall, including vehicles manufactured by Honda, Toyota, Jeep, BMW, Fiat, Chrysler, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Lexus, Ferrari, and Nissan.
To date, faulty Takata airbags are said to be responsible for at least 23 reported deaths and 230 injuries worldwide.
“Airbags are not something we often think about until they get deployed in a crash,” said Minister for Consumer Affairs and Road Safety Shane Rattenbury.
“Unfortunately in the case of a vehicle fitted with faulty Takata airbags, the outcomes of a crash can be catastrophic.
“However, by doing a quick online check to make sure your vehicle didn’t have faulty airbags, you can avoid unnecessary harm to yourself and your family,” he said.
Those who want to check if their vehicle was affected may visit www.act.gov.au/airbag or by calling Access Canberra on 13 22 81.