26 Nov 2019

Faulty airbags in your car? No WOF, govt warns

From Checkpoint, 5:38 pm on 26 November 2019

The government's sending a warning to motorists with faulty airbags - if you don't get them fixed, you won't be getting a warrant of fitness.

The Takata Alpha airbags have caused injuries and fatalities overseas due to faulty deployment, and the recall of affected cars is one of the biggest in New Zealand history.

The dodgy airbags have been removed from about 85 percent of affected cars, but the Transport Agency wants a final push in the remaining weeks of the year.

But on Tuesday the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister revealed more than 10,000 cars have yet to be fixed.

Katie Todd reports.