Takata Airbag Recall

Since 2009, vehicle manufacturers in Australia have recalled vehicles fitted with potentially defective airbag produced by the Takata Corporation. The airbags have faulty inflators which may cause the airbag to deploy incorrectly and may cause metal fragments to strike the occupant causing injury or death. There have been 23 reported deaths and 230 injuries worldwide with one death and one serious injury reported in Australia.

In March 2018 the Federal Government issued a compulsory recall notice for vehicles fitted with defective Takata airbags, following an extensive safety investigation by the ACCC. More than 2.3 million vehicles still have a defective airbag that needs replacement. This recall includes vehicles made by Ford, GM Holden, Mercedes Benz, Tesla, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda. Also, there are existing voluntary recalls by BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, GMC, Honda, Jeep, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volvo and Hino Trucks. To date, the Takata airbag recall is the largest ever automotive recall, affecting up to 100 million cars worldwide.

If you believe your vehicle might be affected, give us a call today and we can discuss your options.