42,000 more cars recalled because of potential deadly airbags

Another 42,000 cars are being recalled because of potentially deadly airbags, with owners urged to stop driving the vehicles immediately.

The latest recall affects some Honda and Mitsubishi vehicles built between 1996 and 2000.

Honda models part of this recall include CRV, Accord and Legend while Mitsubishi models include Pajero, Lancer, Mirage and Starwagon.


It follows a similar recall of some BMW, Audi, Ford, Mazda, Suzuki and Toyota vehicles.

The ACCC warns these vehicles may be fitted with Takata NADI 5-AT airbags which could misdeploy if involved in a crash and cause metal fragments to propel out of the air bag.

There is also a risk these airbags could under-inflate.

“These Takata NADI 5-AT airbags may kill or injure vehicle occupants if they misdeploy in an accident,” said ACCC Chair Rod Sims.

“Two drivers have already died in Australia after their Takata NADI 5-AT airbags ruptured and propelled metal parts into the car interior.”

“We urge owners to check if their vehicle is affected by visiting the Product Safety Australia website or contacting their manufacturer,” Mr Sims said.

Both Honda and Mitsubishi are offering to buy back affected vehicles at market value and provide other transport until the process is completed.

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