October 4, 2019
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a critical recall for vehicles fitted Takata alpha airbags, urging people to stop driving them immediately,
“Consumers need to take immediate steps to have their airbags replaced if their car is under critical recall,” an ACCC spokesperson said.
“Takata airbags in the critical category pose a heightened risk of injury or death.
“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.”
The high-risk Takata alpha category airbags were installed in various BMW, Holden, Honda, Lexus, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota models sold between 2001 and 2004.