The ACCC has released comprehensive state-by-state data detailing recall rates for deadly Takata airbags, and the first data detailing progress made by various vehicle manufacturers in removing them from Australian cars.
Drivers are being urged to check if they are affected by the compulsory recall of vehicles with defective Takata airbags, which has been issued by the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Michael Sukkar.
Safety standards for everyday automotive maintenance products including motor vehicle recovery straps, portable ramps and vehicle support stands have been strengthened to protect the safety of consumers in Australia.
A number of recalls have been announced in Australia for motor vehicles containing Takata airbags. These recalls affect a large number of car makes and models and a small number of motorcycles and trucks.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urgently seeking information from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD) and car manufacturers regarding Takata airbags at the centre of the largest vehicle recall in history.