What suppliers should do

As a supplier of vehicles or parts, you have ongoing obligations.

Supplier obligations

A supplier is taken to have complied with its obligations to replace all Affected Takata Airbag Inflators (ATAIs) under the Recall Notice when either of the following has happened:

  • all ATAIs have been replaced
  • the supplier applies to the ACCC for a compliance assessment and the ACCC advises that it is satisfied that the supplier has complied with its replacement obligations.

A supplier’s obligations under the Recall Notice are not affected by any actions taken by state and territory registration authorities, including commencement of registration sanctions. The Recall Notice requires suppliers to continue to use best endeavours to identify vehicles with ATAIs and to seek to replace the ATAI whenever it identifies one.

Spare parts obligations

The Recall Notice requires a person who supplies airbags or airbag inflators and is or becomes aware that they have an ATAI or a part that contains an ATAI (defined in the Recall Notice as spare parts) must as soon as practicable notify the relevant supplier of the spare part. The supplier can then make arrangements for the spare part to be safely retrieved.

A supplier of spare parts must use their best endeavours to identify whether any parts they have in their possession, power or control are spare parts. Best endeavours in this context includes reading information provided by a supplier as part of the supplier’s second-hand vehicle action plan, periodically checking vehicle recall details available on supplier websites and checking the Product Safety Australia website.

Ongoing reporting

VIN Status Report

Suppliers are required to continue submitting a VIN Status Report on a monthly basis within 10 business days from the end of each month (relating to the preceding month) until they have achieved 100 per cent completion.

Written-off vehicles under recall - undertakings

The undertaking below is for use in relation to vehicles that are statutory or repairable write-offs under the Recall Notice.

Undertakings - written-off vehicles ( DOCX 44.91 KB )