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Takata airbag recall has been the biggest recall in the Automotive industry and now more vehicles have been recalled for faulty airbags, this time for older vehicles.  David Brown reports

Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki have issued voluntary recalls for more than 18,000 particular vehicles manufactured between 1996 and 1999.

The age of the cars is significant.

Dangerous Takata air bag mechanisms deteriorate over time and while there is some difference in these older airbags, there has been over 20 years for factors such as manufacturing variation, climatic conditions, vibrations, vehicle applications or other variables to take effect.

Owners are recommended to stop driving the vehicles and Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki are offering repair and/or buy back schemes

Companies are contacting owners but you can see if your car is affected by searching for Product Safety Australia on your search engine.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto