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Toyota, Honda and Mazda to be sued in Australia over air bag

A Sydney lawyer announced on Tuesday a class action lawsuit against Toyota, Honda and Mazda seeking refunds for cars fitted with faulty air bags from Takata that have been linked to 18 deaths around the world.

Lawyer Damian Scattini said the Federal Court action seeks refunds based on an Australian consumer law that entitles consumers to refunds if a product has a fault that makes it unsafe and the problem cannot be rectified within a reasonable time.

"The only thing that most of the manufacturers have is more Takata air bags, so they pull one out and put another in and that's not a satisfactory fix," Scattini said.

The Federal Court legal action would be in...

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