Australian car makers have now rectified more than 2.4 million vehicles affected by faulty Takata airbags. This leaves 373,000 vehicles still to be rectified as part of a national recall initiated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
A faulty Takata airbag can seriously injure or kill vehicle occupants.
The peak body for the automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), is urging owners of outstanding vehicles to contact their vehicle dealer to schedule the fitment of a replacement airbag.
“The industry is making strong progress in replacing airbags,” Tony Weber, chief executive of the FCAI, said.