today i learned – weds 12th sept 2018

today’s fact is actually pretty serious 🤓 … like, it’s a legit public safety announcement! 😱

#tdil all about the takata airbag scandal and who it effects! 👍🏻

now, i’m aware that i’m very late to this party, but i’m a car guy and even i had no idea about this 🤷🏻‍♂️ so i’m wiling to bet that some of y’all don’t know either!

basically, there are some cars out there that are fitted with takata airbags that have caused deaths! 😢 this is due to an issue that causes metal shards to be launched along with the airbag if it goes off 😳

it affects cars from 15 different manufacturers, with the cars in question spanning model years from 2002 to 2015 (so lots and lots of cars 😢 … in the usa alone it’s over 30 million!)

now, i imagine many people will have already been and had the issue sorted 👍🏻 but if this is the first you’ve heard of it, you should probably do the below to check you’re okay! (even if, like me, you drive a drift car with no driver airbag … it can affect your passenger airbag!)

the steps to follow in the uk:

  1. head to the government recall website ->here<- and throw in your registration.
  2. have a gander under the section named “outstanding vehicle recalls”
  3. bob’s your uncle 👍🏻 it’ll note in there if you have an issue 😊

once you’ve done that, go get the thing sorted! i know we’d have a lot of lols and sarcasm on here … but this is genuinely dangerous; just recently, a dude in australia missed his appointment to have it fixed and died a few days later due to this issue 😢 #ripdude

that’s us for today! be safe people 😘

peace ✌🏻 #tdil

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this one was important but pretty heavy 🙈 want something a bit easier? just take a gander ->here<-

(image time! the header is ->here<- and the other is ->here<-

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