Takata airbag recall: Which models are affected

MORE than 500,000 cars in Australia have already been caught up in a massive worldwide safety recall following the discovery of faulty air bags.

But that number could climb to much higher.

The Australian government's information website crashed it in the early hours of Thursday morning. The website was still down at 11.30am but appeared to be coming back up again about 15 minutes later.

The number of cars affected by Japanese company Takata, which manufactures 20 per cent of the car industry's airbags, is climbed to more than 50 million worldwide.

Car brands that are affected include Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors.

EXPLAINER: What is Takata, and what is wrong with my airbag? reported that so far, at least 556,000 cars have been recalled in Australia to have their Takata airbags replaced.

But that figure is set to rise following the developments in the US which has dramatically expanded the number of affected vehicles.

Takata airbags: cars affected by the recall so far

Chrysler 300C sedan 2006 to 2007

Honda Jazz 2004 to 2009

Honda Accord Euro 2004 to 2007

Honda CR-V 2002 to 2008

Honda Civic 2004 to 2005

Nissan N16 Pulsar

Nissan D22 Navara

Nissan Y61 Patrol

Nissan T30 X-TRAIL

Nissan A33 Maxima

Toyota Echo 2003 to 2005

Toyota RAV4 2003 to 2005

Toyota Corolla 2003 to 2007

Toyota Yaris 2005 to 2007

Toyota Avensis 2003 to 2007

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