The Federal Government has today announced a new, compulsory recall of 2.3 million cars affected by the defective Takata airbags.
The airbags have been associated with 20 deaths globally and this is the first ever compulsory recall in Australia.
2 in 7 cars across Australia will be affected by the recall.
The order affects vehicles made by Ford, GM Holden, Mercedes Benz, Tesla, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, GMC, Honda, Jeep, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volvo and Hino Trucks.
Manufacturers, dealers, importers and other suppliers will be required to locate and replace Takata airbags in a staggered recall by December 31, 2020.
Recall notices will indicate and fit into three categories of severity: critical, active and future.
Car owners are urged to check the Product Safety Australia website or their vehicle manufacturer's website to see if the recall applies to them.