The Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Michael Sukkar, issued a compulsory recall on 27 February 2018 for all vehicles with defective Takata airbags, following an ACCC safety investigation.
The Takata airbag recall is the world’s largest automotive recall, affecting an estimated 100 million vehicles globally. It is the most significant compulsory recall in Australia’s history, with over four million affected Takata airbag inflators and involving more than three million vehicle recalls.
The compulsory recall required suppliers to account for 100% of affected vehicles by 31 December 2020 (unless the ACCC had agreed to an extension).
After 31 December 2020, suppliers have ongoing obligations to replace affected airbags. If a consumer has not yet sought a replacement airbag during the operation of the recall, they should still contact their vehicle manufacturer for a free replacement.
- Consumer Goods (Motor Vehicles with Affected Takata Airbag Inflators and Specified Spare Parts) Recall Notice 2018
- Explanatory statement (Takata)
- Compulsory recall of vehicles fitted with defective Takata airbags - Minister’s media release
Recall progress data
Recall progress data as at 30 June 2021.
- Total airbags replaced
- Total airbags deemed compliant
- Total airbags remaining
 Total airbags replaced: Total number of airbags replaced or otherwise accounted for. E.g. the airbag has been retrieved and/or confirmed as destroyed.
 Deemed compliant: Includes vehicles reported by suppliers as unrepairable or for which deemed replacement is recognised under the Takata compulsory recall due to being a statutory write off, unregistered for two years or more, exported, stolen or the supplier has complied with its communication obligations and the consumer is unresponsive or uncontactable.
 Total airbags remaning: Total airbags remaining excluding those in vehicles deemed compliant.