Media releases

25 Feb 2020

Mercedes-Benz failed to initiate a recall of some vehicles with faulty Takata airbags

The ACCC has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd (Mercedes-Benz), after Mercedes-Benz acknowledged it had failed to initiate a recall of certain C class and E class vehicles with faulty Takata airbags, due to spare parts availability, in accordance with the timeframe required under the Takata compulsory recall.
20 Jan 2020

Honda and Mitsubishi recall 42,000 cars due to serious airbag safety risk

Clarification: The years for the Ford Courier model were amended on 4 March 2020 to MY1998-1999 to reflect an update to the recall.

10 Jan 2020

Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki join new airbag safety recall due to serious safety risk

Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki have today issued voluntary recalls of more than 18,000 vehicles manufactured between 1996 and 1999, including the popular Toyota Starlets, offering to buy back affected vehicles.
23 Dec 2019

Ford joins airbag recall due to safety concerns

The ACCC is urging Australians driving a Ford Courier vehicle manufactured between 1998 and 2000 to check if the car is included in a new airbag safety recall.
17 Dec 2019

Consumers warned of new airbag safety risk

The ACCC is warning Australian consumers about a new safety risk in using certain vehicles fitted with a different type of faulty Takata airbag.

3 Dec 2019

Dangerous Takata airbag recall 85 per cent complete

Vehicle manufacturers have replaced 85 per cent of affected Takata airbags but the ACCC is urging people not to become complacent as the holiday period approaches. 
19 Nov 2019

Big Red Jacks pays penalty for alleged breach of mandatory safety standard

Hai Feng International Pty Ltd, trading as Big Red Jacks Tools & Equipment (Big Red Jacks), has paid a penalty of $12,600 after the ACCC issued an infringement notice.

7 Nov 2019

Urgent new recall for BMW vehicles containing faulty Takata airbags

Transport safety authorities in Australia, US and Japan have identified a different type of Takata airbag that poses a critical risk of death or serious injury to vehicle occupants, prompting an urgent recall of around 12 000 BMW vehicles which may still be in use on Australian roads.
4 Oct 2019

Urgent safety alert for 'critical' Takata airbags

Major car manufacturers, including BMW, GM Holden, Honda, Mitsubishi and Toyota, are warning that 20,000 vehicles already under recall for defective Takata airbags are now classified as “critical”.

5 Aug 2019

Over 4,000 dangerous Takata airbags replaced a day but many still at risk

Despite 80 percent of recalled Takata airbags in Australian vehicles having been replaced since July 2017, there are growing concerns that some communities are not getting the message.