If You've Still Got Takata Airbags, Your Car Rego's About To Be Cancelled
State govt launch major crackdown
Queenslanders driving around in cars still fitted with those dodgy Takata airbags have been put on notice, as the government launches a major crackdown.
Any car that is yet to be repaired is set to have its registration cancelled within weeks.
At last count, more than 325,000 Queensland vehicles were still fitted with the Takata branded bags, and 2,500 of those are the older 'Alpha' model which is considered most dangerous. Alpha Takata airbags are considering especially vulnerable in the heat and humidity.
Takata airbags were fitted in certain Honda, Toyota, BMW, Nissan, Mazda and Lexus cars between 2001 and 2004.
Affected owners have been contacted via letter, and urged to get in touch with their manufacturer directly to organise repairs and replacements.
Takata airbags have been recalled over the past couple of years, after they were found to explode rather than inflate in a crash. There have been cases where shrapnel has been fired from the air bag during the explosion, causing injury and even death.