Take heed of safety recall
and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Product Safety website at www.recalls.gov.au.
If you follow the links on this website you can actually view the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your vehicle to see if it is listed for recall. If it is, make sure it gets fixed immediately.
Since 2009, more than 2.3 million vehicles in Australia have become subject to the recall of airbags made by Japanese manufacturer Takata and more than 1.5 million still need replacement airbags. The airbags are in 60 makes of cars sold in Australia, including Honda, Toyota, BMW, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Lexus, Jeep, Nissan, Chrysler, and Dodge. The recall also applies to a small number of trucks and motorcycles.
The Federal Minister for Small Business, Michael McCormack, recently issued a notice for a compulsory recall of all vehicles with defective Takata airbags installed after an ACCC safety investigation.
The airbags are being recalled because the propellant in the inflators may degrade after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity and fluctuating high temperatures. It is the responsibility of consumers, industry and regulators to work together to ensure there are no further injuries or deaths as a result of the defective airbags.