Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin
Assistant Treasurer
Minister for Housing
Minister for Homelessness, Social and Community Housing
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TAKATA RECALL REACHES CONCLUSION



THE HON MICHAEL SUKKAR MP
Assistant Treasurer
Minister for Housing
Minister for Homelessness, Social and Community Housing

MEDIA RELEASE

12 February 2021

TAKATA RECALL REACHES CONCLUSION

The worldwide Takata airbag recall is the largest automotive recall ever undertaken with over an estimated 100 million vehicles affected.

In February 2018, the Coalition Government initiated a mandatory recall of all vehicles fitted with defective Takata airbags that could have potentially caused injury to drivers and passengers to be completed by the end of 2020.

As of 31 December 2020, 99.9 per cent of 3.06 million affected vehicles have been recalled.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is currently assessing just 3,649 vehicles for deemed compliance in cases where the owner was not contactable or has not responded to the recall, the vehicle has been unregistered for two years or more, or the vehicle has been scrapped, exported or stolen.

The Commonwealth Government would like to thank the ACCC, manufacturers and Australia’s car dealers for playing a proactive and vital role in ensuring the success of this recall.

A list of all affected vehicles and suppliers is located on the Product Safety Australia website https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall/takata-airbag-recalls-list.