News

7 Nov 2019

Voluntary Takata-related recalls

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

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.
10 Oct 2019

ACCC welcomes new quad bike safety standard

The ACCC has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to improve the safety of quad bikes by introducing a new safety standard.
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.

21 Jun 2019

ACCC urges caution with DIY vehicle maintenance

Around 120 Australians have died as a result of do it yourself (DIY) car maintenance accidents since 2000, while many hundreds have been hospitalised due to injuries, and the ACCC is warning consum

2 May 2019

More progress is needed in Airbag recalls

The quarterly recall figures for Takata airbags reveal steady progress is being made in the recall but the ACCC is warning motorists not to become complacent.

5 Feb 2019

A million airbags still to be replaced

Australia’s largest ever recall is nearly two thirds progressed with 2.8 million faulty Takata airbags replaced with around 1 million still outstanding.

20 Dec 2018

ACCC product safety alert: BVL seat belts

The ACCC is urging consumers who replaced their seatbelts or purchased vehicles with after-market seatbelts from 2008 to 2011 to check if they are labelled BVL.

11 Dec 2018

The ACCC urges safe quad bike riding during summer holidays

Alarmingly, the summer holiday season is one of the most common times for quad bike deaths in Australia.