The third came after a 58-year-old Sydney man died on July 13, 2017, when his Honda CRV crashed and he was “struck in the neck by a small fragment” believed to be from a faulty Takata airbag.
While the ACCC says all motor vehicle recalls have been voluntary, in September 2017, a Proposed Recall Notice was issued for mandatory recalls of all vehicles with specified Takata airbag inflators and specified salvaged Takata airbag inflators.
Honda Australia Motorcycle issued the recall again in February 2017, but said at the time only 163 of the 522 bikes affected in Australia had been returned to dealers for repair and to fit new inflators.
They say the replacement inflators are a different desiccated type, compared with the original.
The company also made the unprecedented plea to all motorists who see a 2008-2012 Goldwing on the road to “ask the owner if they have had their airbag changed”.
Owners can call he Honda Customer Service on 1300 559 846 for more details.