Are you in danger of having your rego suspended?
The owners of a number of vehicles that are yet to have potentially deadly Takata airbags replaced are being threatened with registration suspensions.
More than 3.4 million of the faulty airbags have been replaced free of charge in a compulsory recall that dates back to 2013, but concerned authorities believe thousands are still on the road. The Age reports that number is at least 400 in Victoria, including in certain Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Mazda and Lexus models manufactured between 2001 and 2004.
“We don’t want to suspend or cancel anybody’s registration, but we will do whatever is necessary to get these potentially deadly airbags off our roads,” said Road Safety Minister Jaala Pulford.
People with the faulty airbags are set to receive letters again this week giving them a time frame to have them replaced at no cost by authorised brand dealers.
If the directions are not followed, the registrations for those vehicles will be suspended, the minister said, adding that the government had opted not to impose fines because of the socio-economic status of many of those affected.
To check if your vehicle is affected, visit this site.