Takata’s Dangerous Airbag Defect Are Still a Problem Internationally and in the United States
According to an article published on Australia-Miragenews.com, more than 90,000 vehicles containing Takata airbags still travel Australia’s roadways. Many of these vehicles are located in large cities throughout the nation. Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney, along with their suburbs, have many vehicles that have not yet been brought in for replacement airbags. Officials state that the airbags manufactured by Takata create serious dangers for vehicle occupants.
The airbags can potentially explode even in minor collisions and use too much force, causing metal fragments to project throughout the vehicle cabin. The airbags have the potential to severely injure or even kill vehicle occupants. So far, 30 people worldwide have been killed by Takata airbags, while another 330 individuals sustained injuries as a result of these defective devices. One of the fatalities occurred in Australia, along with three injuries. Repairs to vehicles with Takata airbags are free to the vehicle owners.
Vehicle owners can check to determine if their vehicles have Takata airbags. Many drivers in Australia have already had their airbags replaced as part of the recall. In fact, more than 3.7 million airbag replacements had been completed in the nation. Another 107 thousand airbags are still in need of repairs. In total, 90,000 vehicles remain on the road with these dangerous airbags.
Officials throughout the world are concerned about how many of these airbags are still on the road. According to the authorities, some communities have higher levels of outstanding airbags, including some where linguistic or cultural differences have seemed to create a barrier in getting out the word about the need for such replacements and repairs. It is important that the information gets to everyone in order to prevent tragic injuries.
Safety officials state that anyone who learns that their airbags are under recall should act immediately to replace them. In some locations, individuals who fail to have their airbags replaced will not be able to register their vehicles as a result. Some of the vehicles involved are facing critical airbag defects. The more serious airbag defects impact 6,200 vehicles, which officials believe are still being operated in the country. For the more severe risks, vehicles should be towed to the manufacturer for airbag replacements.
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