Takata Airbag Recall Saga continues..

Takata Airbag Recall Saga continues..

I have written on this issue a few times since it all came to light, however a new push from the South Australian government which has now begun enforcing a ban, stopping the registration of any affected vehicles which have not had the recall completed.

I have even seen cases where insurance professionals haven’t had their car’s parts replaced when it is readily available and able to be done.

The old adage about plumbers taps leaking comes to mind.

Please take a few minutes to check your registration here: https://ismyairbagsafe.com.au/

And also share or check your friends and family’s to ensure they are safe too.

One response to “Takata Airbag Recall Saga continues..”

  1. Good to see you pursuing this Allan. Our son’s car, a 2012 Subaru Liberty was in the recall. We got notified in December 2017 by Subaru but nothing more happened as they made it clear they had no parts and it would take a while. When I hadn’t heard anything for another 7 months I was prompted by the current TV awareness program and I followed up with Subaru Australia via phone who said they still did not have parts and did not know when they would be available. Excuses were offered around them doing older cars first as they were higher risk. I thought this was quite unacceptable so I wrote a concerned email as a follow up which was immediately responded to by another person who escalated the action, obtained the replacement parts from Darwin of all places (?!) and shipped them to our local dealer who (eventually) contacted us and arranged for the work to be done. All up 8 months from the recall letter to rectification however many people with recent model Subarus are likely to still be waiting. Surely these manufacturers can do a lot better.

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