THE TAKATA airbag recall has struck again, this time affecting a total of 34 MY2007-08 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 and GMC Sierra 2500/3500 pick-ups.
With the Takata airbag recall, the problem lies with the airbag inflator – “as it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade,” the ACCC recall report says.
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If a defective airbag is activated, metal fragments may propel out of the airbag cushion and cause serious injury and even death to the vehicle’s occupants.
For a full list of affected vehicles, click here.
The recall report says owners of affected vehicles should contact the supplier, Victorian American Imports, by calling (03) 5176 0600, to organise free-of-charge reparation.
The affected vehicles were sold nationally between December 1, 2006, and August 1, 2008.
A recent report by the FCAI said that from the three million vehicles affected by the Takata recall, 2.28 million cars have been rectified. To date, Takata airbags have been associated with at least 26 deaths and more than 300 serious injuries.
For more information on Takata airbag recalls, visit: www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall