GM Holden Ltd – Holden Trax MY2013-2018, Barina MY2012-2018 and Cruze MY2010-2016 - extended recall
What are the defects?
Takata airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of heat and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.
What are the hazards?
In the event of an airbag inflator rupture, metal fragments could propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
What should consumers do?
Holden Barina, Holden Cruze or Holden Trax vehicles that are over 6 years old are now under 'critical recall’, it is recommended that you stop driving the vehicle and immediately arrange for airbag replacement as the vehicle has a heightened risk of causing injury or death. The critical recall category applies to alpha airbags and also includes other airbags specified by GM Holden Ltd.
GM Holden Ltd will offer to arrange for your vehicle to either be towed to the place of replacement or for a mobile technician to be sent to the vehicle (or some similar arrangement), so that you do not have to drive the vehicle in order to receive a replacement airbag.
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Holden dealership or GM Holden’s head office directly on the website at https://www.holden.com.au/owning/airbag-recall or email email@example.com to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge. You are also entitled to request special arrangements, such as a loan or hire car or reimbursement for alternative transportation costs.
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use GM Holden’s VIN look-up tool at https://www.holden.com.au/owning/airbag-recall or contact Holden Customer Care on 1800 632 826 or contact the preferred dealer.
Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to http://www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au.
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Further information for consumers is available at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall.
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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.