Buying or selling car with a faulty air bag in Australia? Read this

The government has ordered a compulsory recall of 2.7million vehicles with falty Takata airbags over fears they may explode, causing horrific injuries.

Naturally this has created a lot of uncertainty, especially for those trying to sell a recalled vehicle, or those in the market afraid of purchasing one.

For those buying from a dealership, the remedy is straightforward - dealerships and businesses are required to have the airbag replaced before selling the vehicle.

The federal government has ordered a recall of 2.7million vehicles fitted with Takata airbags over fears they could explode and cause horrific injuries

The federal government has ordered a recall of 2.7million vehicles fitted with Takata airbags over fears they could explode and cause horrific injuries

Buyers are being asked to check a vehicle's identifiaction number with the manufacturer or their local dealership in order to establish whether the airbag needs replacing

Buyers are being asked to check a vehicle's identifiaction number with the manufacturer or their local dealership in order to establish whether the airbag needs replacing

But the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission advises that anyone buying a vehicle should still double-check to make sure the rules were followed.

To do this, you will need your Vehicle Identification Number - or VIN - which is a 17 digit number found in your

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