Parallel, sometimes referred to as ‘grey’, importers of new and used motor vehicles in Australia have key obligations under the Recall Notice. Such importers sell legal, non-counterfeit vehicles outside normal distribution channels and may have no relationship to the producer of the vehicle.
Due to the serious safety risk, it is important that all spare parts that are, or contain, Affected Takata Airbag Inflators are identified, quarantined and ultimately destroyed and are not re-installed into vehicles
Affected Takata Airbag Inflators installed in vehicles pose a serious safety risk and it is important that this safety risk and the need for future replacement are clearly communicated to prospective purchasers of affected vehicles.
Most recall and replacement obligations in the Recall Notice are placed on vehicle manufacturers. Vehicle manufacturers may satisfy some of these obligations by work undertaken by their authorised dealer network.