GM-Holden have just announced the recall of 333,000 cars in Australia for Takata issues
Nothing to see here, just 180 or so of the 200 ‘required’ recalled airbags on a pallet ready to be sent away.
well done Takata
Getting my airbag of doom replaced on the Yaris. I bet they love doing free work on 270k beaters.
So I gather this has been a thing for the last couple days, but all of a sudden the government and media have a bug up their collective rears about the number of cars with Takata airbags still on the road, and the thrust of everything I’ve seen so far leads one to think it’s the drivers’ fault. As I understand it,…
Got another letter from Mitsubishi to say within the next 5 years my car airbag inflator will need to be replaced again
only 4% of product affected.
So I made up a pallet of our return airbags for the month and I was 3 short of it being perfect. So we waited since we had 5 cars today to get done. Well I went to lunch and we still had to fill one spot.I get a little finicky about them. They are all facing the same way, just fitting on the pallet, and all the edges…
Got a letter from GM saying they now have the necessary parts to replace our Takata airbag. It’s the universe rewarding us for detailing the fuck out of the interior for several hours yesterday.
I’ll apologize in advance here, as I know I’m far from the only one in this boat, but the response to the stupid Takata airbag recall is just absurd. I knew from almost the beginning that my car would be impacted by the recall (‘07 Toyota Matrix). That was LAST May. Just this week, I got a notice from Toyota that the…
this is quite reassuring (*sarcasm*)
As a GM and Subaru dealer employee, especially since I am in the parts department, I have to deal with many Takata recall questions. Most of them from confused customers wondering why it is taking to long to get their parts.
Mrs. Spaceball’s Corrolla.
As the owner of an e39 with a Takata airbag from Virginia (used from an 04 X5; replaced after my accident), I’m visiting my dealer today to do a bit more research into the issue.
So a quick Google search will tell you there are about 210 million drivers in the usa.