The now bankrupt Takata airbag company has been forced to recall over 2.7 million airbags fitted to over two hundred makes of vehicles sold and distributed in Australia. The fault is not actually with the airbag but lies with the inflator. The mechanisms that forces the airbag to inflate in the event of an accident.
The faulty airbag inflators have been linked to several deaths and many more injuries.
The faulty components have bee known to explode with too much force causing shrapnel from within the inflator to become airborne and embed itself inside the head of its victim. Basically in the event of an accident your head is accelerating towards the steering wheel at a speed greater than the pull of gravity, whilst the airbag inflates in a micro second and cushions your tender skull in a bubble of air and roses. However some lucky players have small parts of metal accelerating back at them from behind the air bag. The result can be human eyeball soup.
Vehicles effected by the Takata recalls include but are not limited to Honda, BMW, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge.
If you are unsure if your vehicle is one of those fitted with the deadly contraption you can check at the following site
Here is a short video explaining what the issue is and how it all works.
There you have it. The airbag of death recall.