Australians have now made more than 10 million vehicle checks on the automotive industry’s Takata Airbag recall website www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au
Of these, more than 1.64 million vehicles have been found to be equipped with faulty airbag inflators.
A faulty Takata airbag has the potential to seriously injure, or even kill, vehicle drivers and passengers.
“The heavy volume to the industry website clearly shows its effectiveness in such an important public recall,” Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive, Mr Tony Weber, said.
“The real strength of the website is that vehicle owners can check the recall status of their vehicles simply and quickly, and in their own time.”
Mr Weber said the 10 million milestone mark represented more than 56 per cent of the 17.8 million passenger cars and light commercial vehicles on Australian roads.
Vehicle owners still unsure of the recall status of their vehicles should immediately check by visiting the industry website or by texting the word TAKATA to 0487 247 224. Vehicle status can be identified simply by entering the registration plate number and state or territory.
“Vehicle owners should check their vehicles on the website as soon as possible,” Mr Weber said.
“Don’t risk your safety and that of your passengers. The consequences could be deadly. Get your vehicle rectified as soon as possible, and please note, all rectification work is free.”
The www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au website is an integral part of the automotive industry’s “Don’t Die Wondering” national communications campaign in support of the recall. The campaign has made extensive use of national and regional television, radio, print, cinema, digital and social media and non-English press.