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A TOTAL of 43 recall exercises have been made for vehicles affected by defective Takata airbags since the recalls were first initiated in Singapore in 2013, according to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Thursday.
It has been working closely with motor dealers and vehicle manufacturers to facilitate the recalls which have affected about 130,000 airbag inflators across eight vehicle makes in Singapore to date.
A large majority of the vehicles affected are cars, while the rest are goods vehicles. Some 88 per cent of the airbag inflators whose recalls were initiated before 2015 have been rectified and for recalls initiated from 2015 onwards, 32 per cent have been rectified.
Motor dealers and parallel importers that have sold vehicles affected by any safety-related vehicle recall must notify the LTA and affected vehicle owners, make the necessary arrangements to rectify the defects and update the LTA on the progress of the rectification works. The LTA will continue to monitor the situation closely.
Vehicle owners may also log in to the Electronic Vehicle Recall System (EVRS) on the One.Motoring portal or contact the respective motor dealers to check if their vehicle is affected by any recall.