RACV has ramped up pressure on vehicle manufacturers and governments to replace defective airbags that have been described as “ticking time bombs”.

An estimated 2.3 million cars across Australia have been affected by one of the world’s biggest vehicle recalls.

Vehicle manufacturers report that some of the vehicles affected are up to 20 years old and have changed hands several times.

RACV has called for swift action to ensure these airbags are replaced as quickly as possible and urges Victorians not to interfere with the safety features of their vehicles, saying that any tampering could pose a serious safety risk to motorists and other road users.

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