A number of car recalls have been announced in Australia due to faulty front passenger and driver airbags. The affected models are listed below.
The latest recalls affects models manufactured from 2003 to 2007. Toyota announced that 181,000 motor vehicles are affected and Honda is recalling 131,775 vehicles. 102,000 Nissan vehicles are also affected but recall arrangements are not finalised.
In 2014, 168,000 motor vehicles were recalled in Australia because of these faulty airbags. Those recalls affected models made from 2000 to 2004.
There have been no injuries reported in Australia as a result of this defect.
The ACCC is currently considering the implications for consumers seeking to exercise their rights under the Australian Consumer Law for vehicles affected by these latest recalls.
If car owners have concerns, you should contact your local dealership or the manufacturer of the vehicle.
A full listing of the current recalls is available below.
|Make & model
|BMW 3 Series - E46
|Chrysler LE 300 MY2005-2007
|Honda 2001 Honda Civic Sedan
|Honda 2001-2002 Honda Accord Sedan and 02YM Honda CR-V - Airbag Inflator Module
|Honda 01-02YM Honda Accord Sedan (this is an extension of PRA 2009/10969)
|Honda Civic, CR-V & Jazz Passenger Front Airbag Module (Updated Recall Details 26 June 2014)
|Honda Accord Euro, CR-V, Civic & Jazz Passengers (front) SRS Airbag Inflator
|Honda Jazz & CR-V Drivers (front) SRS Airbag Inflator
|Honda Various Honda Motor Vehicles
|Mazda Mazda 6 (GG/GY) Passenger Vehicles
|Mazda Mazda 6 (GG/GY) &RX-8 (FE) Airbags
|Nissan N16 Pulsar &Y61 Patrol Front Passenger Air Bag
|Nissan N16 Pulsar, D22 Navara, Y61 Patrol, X-Trail Airbag Inflator
|Nissan N16 Pulsar, Y61 Patrol, D22 Navara, A33 Maxima and T30 X-Trail vehicles
|Subaru - Subaru Model Year (MY) 2004-2007 Impreza Front Passenger Airbag
|Toyota Corolla ZZE122 and Avensis Verso ACM20 Passenger-Side Front Airbag
|Toyota Lexus SC430 Passenger-Side Front Airbag
|Toyota Echo NCP1 - RAV4 ACA2
|Toyota Corolla, Avensis Verso & Yaris Model Vehicles
|Toyota ECHO & RAV4 Drivers Side Airbag Inflator