Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd trading as Skoda Australia — Fabia II, Fabia III, Roomster, Rapid, Yeti, Octavia III, Superb II, Superb III & Kodiaq
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 of an airbag inflator rupture, metal fragments could possibly shoot out, straight through the airbag cushion material towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Skoda dealership, phone the toll-free Skoda Recall Campaign Hotline on 1800 504 076, between 8.30am and 8pm Monday to Friday (AEST) or visit or visit the Skoda website at https://au.skoda.com.au/airbag-safety-recall/
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also contact the Skoda Recall Campaign Hotline, their preferred dealer or check the VIN lookup tool at https://au.skoda.com.au/airbag-safety-recall/
Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to http://www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au
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
Authorised Skoda dealers
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.