The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has announced the addition of a range of languages other than English to the home page of its innovative website, www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au.
In a bid to enhance the community reach of the programme, the website has been modified to offer a clearer accessibility for non-English speaking users. It now includes information in a range of languages including Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Vietnamese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Dari and Hindi.
Tony Weber, Chief Executive of the FCAI announced the update to the website this week.
“A faulty Takata airbag has the potential to seriously injure, or even kill, vehicle drivers or passengers, so it is imperative that all Australians check their vehicle on the website.
“This is an important development. It is critical we reach out to all vehicle users on our roads and ensure non-English speaking Australians are able to access the information.
“The addition of several popular languages other than English to the website is a major step forward in ensuring that information – and assistance – is available to all,” Mr Weber said.
The www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au website was launched by the FCAI in 2018 to help Australian consumers identify whether their vehicles are fitted with faulty Takata airbags.
The launch of the website has been supported by an extensive “Don’t Die Wondering” national advertising campaign including television, press, radio, cinema, outdoor billboards and social media.
Since launch, Australians have checked more than 6.4 million vehicles on the website, and have identified more than one million vehicles with airbag inflators affected by the safety recall.
Mr Weber urged vehicle owners in every state and territory to continue to actively use the website or text the word TAKATA to 0487247 224 to check the recall status of their vehicles.
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