Compulsory recall of all vehicles with defective Takata airbags

Another 1.1 million vehicles have been added to the recall list with defective Takata airbags.

Australian motorists have been advised of a compulsory recall of all vehicles with defective Takata airbags, following an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission safety investigation.

As at 1 May 2018, 24,364 highest risk ‘alpha’ airbags (across five brands) are still to be replaced. These ‘alpha’ airbags are of the utmost priority, and were installed in certain Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Mazda and Lexus cars, with models sold between 2001 and 2004.

According to the ACCC, the recall is estimated to affect 2 in 7 vehicles across the country, and is in relation to a defect found in the design of certain types of airbags made by Takata Corporation. To date, one death and one serious injury have been reported in Australia, with 23 reported deaths and 230 injuries world-wide.  

Motorists are strongly urged to check whether their motor vehicle has been recalled to replace faulty Takata airbags. These recalls affect a large number of car makes and models and a small number of motorcycles.
Find out if your vehicle has been affected on the ACCC website.