GM Holden Ltd — MY2009 Holden AH Astra & HSV Astra VXR

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
See attached VIN list

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 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, that parts are being acquired for the repair and to request the most up-to-date contact details. Holden is then contacting 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

We also recommend you visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.

Further information for consumers is available at https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall

Traders who sold this product

GM Holden Ltd through its National Dealer Network

Where the product was sold
Northern Territory
Queensland
Western Australia

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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