GM Holden Ltd — MY2005-2009 Holden AH Astra 3-door Hatch, 5-door Hatch, Wagon, Convertible and MY2006-2009 HSV Astra VXR
What are the defects?
Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures 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 that a defective driver's steering wheel airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
What should consumers do?
Holden is initially contacting registered vehicle owners to advise a recall has been initiated, parts are being acquired for the repair and to request the most up-to-date contact details. Holden will then contact owners when parts are available to schedule the repair. The replacement airbag is provided and installed free of charge.
If you are unsure if your vehicle is affected, have questions or concerns or wish to discuss additional services that may be available consumers can enquire at your local Holden dealership or contact Holden Customer Care on 1800 632 826.
Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to http://www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au
For further information on the Takata airbag recall, please visit http://www.holden.com.au/owning/airbag-recall
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Further information for consumers is available at https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall
GM Holden Ltd through its national Dealer network
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.