News

11 Dec 2017

Takata airbag warning ahead of holidays

The ACCC is urging drivers of vehicles with defective Takata airbags installed to check if their car is affected by the biggest global vehicle recall in history before driving long distances this summer. 

1 Dec 2017

Strengthening the safety of automotive maintenance products

SAFETY standards for everyday automotive maintenance products including motor vehicle recovery straps, portable ramps and vehicle support stands have been strengthened to protect the s

13 Nov 2017

Have your say about improving quad bike safety

Quad bikes riders and industry can make a submission to the ACCC’s quad bike safety investigation, with proposed reforms outlined in an 

24 Oct 2017

New quad bike safety taskforce

The ACCC has formed a taskforce to consider options for improving quad bike vehicle safety under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

21 Sep 2017

Takata airbag recalls affecting Australian consumers

A number of recalls have been announced in Australia for motor vehicles containing Takata airbags. These recalls affect a large number of car makes and models and a small number of motorcycles and trucks.

21 Sep 2017

Takata alpha airbags require immediate replacement

Consumers need to take immediate steps to have their airbags replaced if their car has a Takata ‘alpha’ airbag installed. Alpha bags are a higher risk subset of the Takata bags being recalled.

21 Sep 2017

FAQs on Takata airbag recalls

A number of recalls have been announced in Australia for motor vehicles containing Takata airbags. The following frequently asked questions provide consumers with further information.

31 Jul 2017

Vehicle manufacturer helplines & contact details

A number of car recalls have been announced in Australia for Takata front passenger and driver airbags. If car owners have concerns, they should contact their local dealership or the manufacturer of the vehicle.

24 Jul 2017

ACCC investigating Takata airbag recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urgently seeking information from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD) and car manufacturers regarding Takata airbags at the centre of the largest vehicle recall in history.