LOCALS driving vehicles with faulty Takata airbags are facing a compulsory recall.
The nationwide recall — which impacts almost every major brand including Nissan, Mazda, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Honda — has been in place for almost 10 years since the first reported incidents.
And more manufacturers were added to the list recently when the recall became compulsory.
Albion Motors dealer principal Ian Isaac said there’s been a slow uptake to the replacement program.
“People were hesitant at first to bring their cars in for the replacement because they thought there may have been a cost involved with it,” he said.
“But after the most recent announcement more people know about it and are bringing their cars in for the replacement — it’s free and it only takes about four hours.”
He said the dealership had a steady stream of locals coming in for the replacement.
“By now, we’ve replaced about 80 per cent of the airbags in vehicles,” he said.
“But the sooner people get the work done the sooner they’ll stop receiving the letters.”
The full list of affected vehicles will be finalised in April.
To see if your car is on the current recall list visit productsafety.gov.au/recalls