Approximately 3.56 million defective Takata airbags have now been replaced as part of the compulsory recall since it commenced in March 2018.
Due to the swift action of the automotive industry, 91 per cent of vehicles have now been rectified in Australia and businesses have been able to respond to regulatory change, protecting consumers and vulnerable road users.
There are approximately 300,000 airbags in 256,000 vehicles still outstanding in Australia that need replacing, including 2,611 critical-alpha and 8,585 critical non-alpha airbags.
There are still 15,312 faulty airbags on the road in South Australia that require URGENT replacement. This includes 390 of the highly dangerous Alpha and critical airbags. While 234,000 faulty Takata airbags have been replaced in South Australia, representing 93 per cent, it will be critical to get these remaining ones of our roads.
2020 marks the final year of the compulsory recall, ending on December 31 and it will be imperative that road users continue to check the recall status of their vehicle, acting on the notices sent to them by manufacturers.
If road users are not aware of their vehicle’s recall status, we urge them to visit ismyairbagsafe.com.au
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed that three corporations have paid penalties totalling $63,000 after the ACCC issued infringement notices against each business for allegedly selling or advertising vehicles under active recall as part of the Takata compulsory recall of vehicles fitted with defective Takata airbags.
If you have any questions in relation to your obligations under the Takata Airbag Recall Notice, click here to email Industry Engagement Specialist, Nathan Groves.