The compulsory recall applies to:
- all vehicles that are subject to existing Takata voluntary recalls, and
- approximately 1.3 million additional vehicles that have not been voluntarily recalled.
The compulsory recall requires suppliers of vehicles with defective Takata airbags to replace all defective Takata airbags in Australian vehicles by 31 December 2020 (or later in some instances if approved by the ACCC). Some vehicles will be recalled immediately, and others on a rolling basis, scheduled based on various factors including relative safety risk. This means that not all vehicles will be recalled straight away.
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 supplier’s recall initiation schedule on the supplier’s website, when available (it must be available by no later than 1 July 2018).
The above information has been sourced from the ACCC – link can be found here: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall/about-the-compulsory-takata-airbag-recall#more-information