Email By Eleni Psaltis Updated July 24, 2017 18:29:17 Photo: A Takata airbag that was removed from a 2001 BMW under a factory recall program. (Reuters: Hyungwon Kang, file) Related Story: Find out if your car is one of the millions at risk of an airbag explosion Related Story: Honda ‘sympathetic’ over fatal crash involving faulty airbag Related Story: Takata pleads guilty in faulty air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1.3 billion Map: Australia Faulty Takata airbags which are linked to 18 deaths globally and the world’s biggest recall in automotive history are being replaced by new faulty airbags, according to a report by consumer group Choice. Key points:Choice says millions of cars still have faulty airbagsInvestigation finds some manufacturers replacing the airbags with identical devices Defective airbag linked to fatal crash in NSW this monthChoice wants industry to do more to raise public awareness A three-month investigation by Choice found more than two-thirds of the 2.1 million cars recalled in Australia still have not had their faulty airbags replaced, with car owners being told by manufacturers there is a minimum six-month wait to remove the potentially lethal safety devices.Choice also found that a number of car manufacturers — including… Read full this story
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