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Honda Australia reveals Takata recall ‘hotspots’

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Honda Australia has ranked the top 10 postcodes that have the highest number of Takata-affected cars yet to be repaired.

As Honda Australia approaches a 90 per cent Takata recall completion rate, the carmaker has revealed the top 10 postcodes that house the highest number of pending replacements.

At time of writing, Honda Australia has replaced 593,711 of the total 661,115 passenger and/or driver front Takata airbag inflators, which translates to a 89.8 per cent completion rate.

In an attempt to locate the last of the vehicles subject to recall, Honda Australia has ranked the areas in order of yet-to-be-repaired cars.

Densely populated areas in New South Wales and Victoria account for the entire list of ‘hotspots’, which include owners that “would have received at least one recall notification and as many as five”, according to Honda.

The first four postcodes on the list correspond to locations in NSW, starting with 2166 (Cabramatta, Cabramatta West, Canley Heights, Canley Vale and Lansvale), which has more than 850 vehicles that still require a replacement. 

Next up is 2170 (Casula, Casula Mall, Chipping Norton, Hammondville, Liverpool, Liverpool South, Liverpool Westfield, Lurnea, Moorebank, Mount Prichard, Prestons and Warwick Farm), followed by 2200 (Bankstown, Bankstown Aerodrome, Bankstown North, Bankstown Square, Condell Park, Manahan and Mount Lewis) and 2144 (Auburn).

Fifth on the list is the Victorian postcode 3021 (Albanville, Kealba, Kings Park and St Albans), closely followed by NSW’s 2145 (Constitution Hill, Girraween, Greystanes, Mays Hill, Pemulwuy, Pendle Hill, South Wentworthville, Wentworthville and Westmead) and 2176 (Abbotsbury, Bossley Park, Edensor Park, Greenfield Park, Prairiewood, St Johns Park and Wakeley).

In eight place is the West Victorian area of 3029 (Hoppers Crossing, Tarneit and Truganina), and ninth and 10th place belong to 2165 (Fairfield, Fairfield East, Fairfield Heights and Fairfield West) and 3030 (Werribee, Werribee South, Cocoroc, Derrimut, Point Cook and Quandong) respectively.

Honda Australia director Stephen Collins stressed that affected owners should take urgent action to replace the potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators.

“It doesn’t matter how old your Honda is. All Honda owners should check their vehicle, and if it’s part of the Takata recall, then make arrangements to have the airbags replaced,” he said.

“It’s critical that we get the remaining outstanding customer cars into dealerships, as these vehicles still have potentially dangerous airbags in them that can cause serious injury or even death in an accident if the airbag deploys incorrectly.”

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