Inchcape European Automotive Pty Ltd — Citroën C3 (A5 Series), Citroën C4 (B7 Series), Citroën DS3, Citroën DS4, Citroën DS5

PRA number

2018/16878

Campaign number

GHM

Published date

Product description

Citroën C3 (A5 Series)
MY2009-2014
Driver's & passenger's airbag

Citroën C4 (B7 Series)
MY2010-2015
Driver's airbag

Citroën DS3
MY2009-2016
Driver's & passenger's airbag

Citroën DS4
MY2011-2015
Driver's airbag

Citroën DS5
MY2011-2015
Driver's airbag

Affected vehicles were imported and distributed in Australia by Sime Darby Motors and Ateco Automotive between 2009 and 2016.
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?

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Citroën dealership or Citroën Australia head office directly via the website at http://www.citroen.com.au/takata-recall-information/ or at recall@citroen.com.au to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.

Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use Citroën Australia's VIN look-up tool at http://www.citroen.com.au/takata-recall-information/ or contact Citroën Australia on 1300 783 994 or contact their preferred dealer.

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

Supplier

Authorised Representative of Traders: Inchcape European Automotive Pty Ltd

Traders who sold this product

National Citroën Dealer Network
Sime Darby Motors
Ateco Automotive

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

-

Responsible regulator

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

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