The ACCC has issued a compulsory recall for all vehicles with defective Takata airbags with approx. 1 in 4 Australian vehicles are affected
The compulsory recall requires vehicles with defective Takata airbags to be replaced by 31 December 2020. Not all vehicles will be recalled immediately and some may have a future date for recall.
Further details can be located here: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall/about-the-compulsory-takata-airbag-recall
As part of the Australian Government response to the Takata Airbag Recall, the PPSR has been updated to provide consumers and industry with information about whether a car has affected Takata Airbags and is under Recall.
The PPSR will show you if the vehicle you have searched is identified as part of the compulsory Takata recall, on screen and on your search certificate.
How do I know if the vehicle is identified as part of the recall?
Your PPSR search will indicate if the vehicle is identified as part of the recall. You can also check at www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au with your Vehicle’s Registration plate number.
How does the PPSR get the recall information?
ACCC collates all Takata recall data & provides a list of affected VINs to PPSR each month.
Once a vehicle has been fixed the VIN is removed from future files
Important: As we receive the list each month vehicles fixed in that time won’t show as updated.
To verify in real time the status of the vehicle visit: www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au
What should I do if my vehicle is identified as part of the recall?
If your PPSR search shows that your vehicle is identified as part of the recall, visit www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au to confirm the recall status. You will need the vehicle registration plate and state the vehicle is registered.
My search hasn’t shown me if the vehicle is affected?
You should check the recall status at www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au.
My car has already been fixed but is showing as affected on my PPSR search.
The vehicles that are affected are provided to us monthly – so there is a time delay to update the notification on the PPSR.
You can visit www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au if you want to check the current status.
Is it just the Takata recall or are other recalls included?
The PPSR will only display compulsory Takata recall information – This is the only current compulsory vehicle recall.
You will need to contact your vehicle manufacturer for questions regarding other vehicle recalls.
Where can I get more information on the Takata recall?
To check the recall status visit: www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au
For more information about the recall visit: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-Takata-airbag-recall