Over 5000 vehicles with faulty airbags are being fixed every working day.

That’s according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).

After the mandatory Takata airbag recall was announced earlier this year, the FCAI launched the website www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au for people to check if their car has been affected.

Since its launch, the website has been used over 4.5 million times, resulting in over 663,000 faulty vehicles being identified.

The FCAI says its data shows over 330,000 vehicles have been rectified in the three months to October 1, equating to more than 5100 each working day.

The website was promoted with a national advertising campaign over television, radio, print and social media with the message “Don’t die wondering”.

FCAI chief executive, Tony Weber, says there has been a tremendous response rate to the campaign.

“We are getting the message across to Australian motorists, but we have much more still to do,” he says.

“We are determined to reach out to vehicle owners throughout Australia as we strive to identify the owners of all vehicles affected by this recall.”

Source: Drive

October 30, 2018