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Honda updates Australian Takata Airbags recalls

Honda updates Australian Takata Airbags recalls

Honda was one of the manufacturers most affected by the massive global Takata Airbag Recalls and the car manufacturer has just given us an updated list of the models affected.

The Australian recalls are being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Australian owners of the following vehicles will be required to return their Honda vehicle to a dealership to have the passenger’s front SRS airbag inflator replaced, at no cost.

The recalls were initiated after it was found that the propellant wafers in some of the inflators may degrade over time, which could lead to over-aggressive combustion in the event the airbag is activated.

Overly aggressive combustion creates excessive internal pressure when the inflator is activated, which may cause the inflator body to rupture.

The ACCC warning that: In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material possible causing serious injury or fatality to vehicle occupants.

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by mail.

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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