Dealers and industry
Important notice: Takata airbags
On 28 February 2018, the Australian Government announced a compulsory recall of vehicles with defective Takata airbags. These airbags can misdeploy causing death or serious injury. The recall timetable is based on risk factors including age of the airbag and exposure to heat and humidity. The highest risk 'alpha' airbags must be replaced immediately.
The Department of Transport is assisting by providing contact information for owners of affected vehicles who have not yet responded to recall notices.
If you receive a letter from your vehicle's manufacturer or retailer asking you to have your airbag replaced, do not delay in booking your free replacement. Drivers are also urged to check whether their vehicle is affected by visiting the Takata airbag recalls list on the Product Safety Australia website.