Understanding the Takata airbag recall
We understand our customers may be concerned about the Takata airbag recall and are worried that their vehicle may be effected. A number of vehicle suppliers in Australia have voluntarily recalled approximately 2.7 million vehicles containing defective Takata airbags since 2009. The voluntary recalls sought to replace affected Takata airbags in recalled vehicles.
A subset of Takata airbags called alpha are considered to pose the highest safety risk of all the recalled Takata airbags. Currently, around 89,000 alpha airbags have been replaced and there are still around 25,000 yet to be replaced. Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat, Ram & Skoda have not used the alpha airbag in their vehicles.
As of the 01/03/2018 the following vehicles have already been issued recall notices and are under "active recall". This means affected vehicles would have already been recalled and majority of customers would have had this completed already. Voluntary recalls on the below commenced in 2014.
Chrysler 300(LE/LX) 2005-2012
Chrysler 300, 300C 2005-2010
Chrysler 300, 300C 2013
Dodge RAM 2004-2010
Jeep Wrangler JK 2007-2012
Jeep Wrangler 2013
If your vehicle is on the list above and you are unsure if you recall has been completed please send an email to email@example.com with your VIN number and we will confirm if your vehicle recall has been completed.
If your vehicle is not on the above list please register to receive recall updates here or check on the manufacturers websites.
What should drivers do?
Drivers are urged to check whether their vehicle is affected, and if so, whether it is under active or future recall. If a consumer finds that their vehicle is under active recall, then they are urged to contact the supplier to arrange replacement of the affected Takata airbag as soon as possible. Suppliers will provide instructions on their website to assist consumers.
As not all vehicles may be recalled straight away, consumers should also subscribe to receive updates about future recalls on our website and check the suppliers recall initiation schedule on the suppliers website, when available (it must be available by no later than 1 July 2018).
To subscribe to receive updates on your particular vehicle register here
For more information and to read the above information in full please visit the ACCC website here.