Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

28 May 2018

Dale Webster, Director, Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading

Tasmanians urged to check airbag recall list

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has added an additional one million vehicles to the list of those being recalled due to faulty airbags.

I urge all Tasmanian’s to check whether their vehicle is included in the recall, which involves Takata 'Alpha’ airbags, and take immediate steps to have them replaced.

'Alpha' airbags are a subset of Takata airbags which pose a higher risk and were in installed in certain Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW and Mazda cars supplied in Australia between 2001 and 2004.

It is important to note the extra one million added to the list have manufacturing dates from 2001 up to this year.

It is critical that owners of vehicles with 'Alpha' airbags take immediate steps to have their airbag inflators replaced because of a significantly high safety risk.

Consumers should contact their dealer to arrange a replacement airbag immediately.

The ACCC has also published vehicle manufacture helplines and contact details. Replacements are available for all vehicles bought either brand new or second hand.

To check the complete recall list and seek further information, visit: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall/takata-airbag-recalls-list

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