Deadly airbags claim

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

CAR com­pa­nies have been re­fit­ting re­called ve­hi­cles with po­ten­tially deadly airbags that have killed at least 18 peo­ple around the world.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Choice found Toy­ota, Mazda, BMW, Lexus and Subaru ad­mit­ted re­fit­ting faulty Takata airbags with iden­ti­cal re­place­ments.

Choice’s re­port fol­lows the re­cent death of a NSW man af­ter his Honda CR- V’s airbag rup­tured in a crash and he was hit in the neck by de­bris, and also se­ri­ous in­juries suf­fered by a North­ern Ter­ri­tory woman in a sim­i­lar in­ci­dent in April.

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