Essential Takata Airbags FAQ.

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There has been a lot happening in regards to the Takata Airbags Recall and the MTA is here to help all members in meeting their obligations.

Watch the video below to hear from the MTA’s Industry Engagement Specialist, Nathan Groves outlining what you need to be doing.


The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has launched a website which allows vehicle owners and workshops to check if a vehicle has a faulty Takata Airbag. You can access this website by clicking here.

As the largest recall in automotive history, from defective airbags leading to deaths and injuries and with an estimated 19,500 ‘alpha’ Takata Airbags still in circulation, there is a lot of work to be done before the December 2020 deadline.

The MTA has been pushing for this and this webpage will be the 'one stop shop' for members and consumers to check their vehicles for defective Takata airbags.

The MTA also commends GM Holden Ltd on its proactive engagement for dealers following a submission of a ‘Second-hand Vehicle Action Plan’ to the ACCC, detailing how it intends to maximise the replacement of affected airbags in the second-hand vehicle market.

One element of the Holden action plan is the communication to second-hand vehicle dealers ensuring they are aware of impacted Holden vehicles and recall initiation dates. Members must also be aware of Holden's responsibility for Opel and Saab models. Holden is offering services that may assist you in identifying and rectifying impacted vehicles within your stock.

To access Holden’s letter to dealers containing specific information and a list of current impacted Holden models, click here.

Important items that you must be aware of include:

Holden requests that all buyer and/or disposal information associated with the sale of impacted vehicles by your business or organisation be forwarded to holden.fa@gm.com

Holden will also be distributing a monthly recall status report for all impacted Holden, Saab and Opel Vehicles at a VIN level. The MTA strongly recommends subscribing to this report. You can do so by sending a request to holden.fa@gm.com

A VIN lookup tool is available on the Holden website which may be used to check whether any Holden, Opel or Saab vehicle is impacted by this recall. You can access the specific webpage by clicking here.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the Takata recall please contact Nathan Groves by clicking here.