Voluntary Takata-related recalls

Published: 
20 Jun 2019

A compulsory recall applies to certain types of airbags made by Takata Corporation that are fitted to vehicles or retrieved from vehicles as spare parts. These 'Affected Takata Airbag Inflators' have an inherent design defect that creates a safety risk.

In addition to the compulsory recall, there are three categories of voluntary Takata-related recalls:

  1. certain trucks that are fitted with defective Takata airbag inflators
  2. vehicles that had an Affected Takata Airbag Inflator replaced by an airbag that was not an Affected Takata Airbag Inflator that may have been incorrectly installed (and are now being recalled again to ensure correct installation)
  3. vehicles fitted with a different type of Takata airbag inflator that is not subject to the compulsory recall and have been improperly manufactured.

Takata-related truck recalls

The compulsory recall was issued under laws providing for the recall of consumer goods. It covers vehicles with an Affected Takata Airbag Inflator that are supplied in Australia and are intended to be used, or are likely to be used, for personal, domestic or household use. The compulsory recall does not cover vehicles intended to be used for purely commercial purposes.

A number of suppliers of trucks with Affected Takata Airbag Inflators have initiated voluntary recalls. These suppliers are strongly encouraged to complete the voluntary recall as soon as practicable and conduct replacement of affected inflators within a time that is consistent with the compulsory recall’s timing for replacement.

Recalled vehicles

Volvo Group Australia

UD Trucks Quon & Condor 2011-2016 2017/16021
FH13, FH16, FM13 & FM11 Trucks 2012-2017 2018/16581

Hino Motor Sales Australia

Hino 300 Series Trucks 2011-2012 2017/16006
Hino 300 Series Trucks 2013 2018/16709
Hino 300 Series Trucks 2013-2016 2019/17282

Iveco Trucks Australia

EuroCargo & Euro 6 2015 2018/17206

Takata-related recalls to correct previous installation

Some vehicles were previously recalled and had an Affected Takata Airbag Inflator replaced by an airbag that was not an Affected Takata Airbag Inflator. These vehicles are not covered by the compulsory recall as they are not fitted with an Affected Takata Airbag Inflator.

The replacement inflator in some vehicles may have been incorrectly installed. In the event of an accident, the frontal airbag may not inflate for deployment, increasing the risk of injury. Suppliers of these vehicles are recalling them again to ensure correct installation of the airbag.

Recalled vehicles

Subaru

Impreza 2004-2007 2017/16483

Toyota

Corolla Sedan, Corolla Hatch & Rukus 2007-2012 2018/16664

Takata-related recalls to replace improperly manufactured replacement airbag inflators

Some critical vehicles have been identified as being fitted with a different type of Takata airbag inflator which is not subject to the compulsory recall, and they are being voluntarily recalled because they may have been improperly manufactured. These airbags have been fitted to some vehicles as replacement parts under a previous Takata recall.

In the event of an accident, the improperly manufactured airbag could rupture which may cause metal fragments to pass through the airbag cushion and into the vehicle interior resulting in possible injury or death of vehicle occupants.

It is strongly recommended that owners of vehicles with critical airbags stop driving their vehicles immediately. The supplier should offer to arrange for your vehicle to be towed to the place of replacement or for a qualified technician to travel to you (or some similar arrangement) so that you do not have to drive your vehicle if you do not wish to do so.

Recalled vehicles

Honda

Accord CRITICAL 2001-2007 2019/17450
MDX CRITICAL 2003-2006 2019/17450

More information

Compulsory Takata airbag recall
Takata airbag recalls list
Takata critical (including alpha) airbags require immediate replacement