Takata recalling over 53 million cars as the air bag may spray shrapnel

By | May 22, 2015

Takana, a Japanese manufacturer has found that some of its air bags have a tendency to spray shrapnel when deployed. This has led to one of the worlds largest car safety recalls, which has now made it to Australia with over half a million cars from various manufacturers are affected.

To see if your vehicle is affected, you can check our government information website recalls.gov.au.

Here is the list of cars affected at the time of writing:

  • BMW 3 Series – 2002-2003
  • Chrysler 300C – 2005-2007
  • Honda Accord – 2001-2003
  • Honda Accord Euro – 2004-2007
  • Honda Civic – 2001-2005
  • Honda CR-V – 2002-2008
  • Honda Jazz – 2003-2009
  • Honda MDX – 2003
  • Lexus SC430 – 2000-2003
  • Mazda 6 – 2002-2004
  • Mazda RX-8 – 2002-2004
  • Nissan A33 Maxima – 2001-2003
  • Nissan N16 Pulsar – 2001-2003
  • Nissan T30 X-Trail – 2001-2003
  • Nissan Y61 Patrol – 2001-2003
  • Nissan X-Trail – 2001-2003
  • Toyota Avensis – 2000-2007
  • Toyota Corolla – 2000-2007
  • Toyota Echo – 2002-2005
  • Toyota RAV4 – 2002-2005
  • Toyota Yaris – 2005-2007
  • Mercedes-Benz SL & SLK

Be aware though that the list is expected to grow, so keep checking back on it. Until now Takata had claimed there was no fault, or that the problems had been fixed in its manufacturing process. But as recently as November 2014, Takata was accused of destroying evidence of internal testing of potentially faulty air bags.