The owners of 354 ACT lorries that have actually not changed unsafe Takata air bags will certainly have their automobile registration cancelled or suspended from next month.
Greater than 71,000 Takata airbags have actually been changed in the ACT because the recall was revealed in 2018. Nevertheless, greater than 1,200 vehicles with harmful air bags remain, 354 of which are the most essential type, according to Consumer Affairs Minister, Shane Rattenbury.
He claimed from 6 April, Access Canberra would certainly start the procedure of cancelling the registration as well as suspending for those 354 lorries– with the Alpha and essential non-alpha kind Takata bags.
” These vehicle proprietors have actually obtained repeated notifications and cautions from vehicle producers and Access Canberra. If they do not do something about it, the Government will certainly need to take these automobiles off the road for the security of the community,” Mr Rattenbury stated.
” The danger of injury is very real. There have been more than 330 injuries and 30 fatalities worldwide, consisting of one death and also three injuries in Australia due to these airbags.”
Vehicle proprietors with the most crucial bags have actually received 2 warnings from the Government which flagged the forthcoming cancellation or suspension of registration. Proprietors of the Beta air bags have likewise obtained sharp notices.
” By obtaining your airbag changed, you’re minimizing the number of harmful airbags on our roadways as well as maintaining yourself as well as your household risk-free,” Mr Rattenbury said.
” Ahead of this long weekend, I urge any person who hasn’t already examined their vehicle to take five minutes to check their vehicle now for their own safety.
” Takata air bag replacement is complimentary. Simply call your supplier’s supplier for an airbag replacement.”
To find out if your vehicle is impacted, look your vehicle at ismyairbagsafe.com.au or download the ACCC factsheet with a checklist of affected lorries.