Between the Takata airbag recall and Kobe Steel’s falsified data scandal, it has not been good news for the quality of Japanese products, but further, these two issues can affect your car and put your safety at risk.
Follow these guidelines to quickly check if you’re at risk, and to be able to get additional information as it’s made available.
Takata Airbag Recall
2.4 million cars in Australia are estimated to be affected by the Takata recall, and this airbag fault has been confirmed to have led to fatalities and severe injuries. So, what is it, and how can you find out if you’re at risk?
Airbags work by using ammonium nitrate, but issues happen if it’s exposed to moisture. The faulty Takata airbags degrade over time, and in accidents when the airbag deploys, the metal cannister holding the ammonium nitrate explodes sending shards of metal shrapnel outwards, causing in some cases lethal [...]