DEALER BULLETIN: PROCEDURES FOR THE TREATMENT OF RECALL AFFECTED USED VEHICLES

20 October 2017

SUBJECT: Procedures for the Treatment of Recall Affected Used Vehicles

Dealers would be aware of the Takata airbag recall currently underway, the largest automotive recall ever conducted in Australia.

Dealers are reminded that this is not just an issue for the service and parts departments, and that the new and used car sales departments should have policies and procedures in place to deal with used inventory and trade in vehicles.

AADA recommends that all existing used vehicle stock be checked to determine if it is subject to the recall. Where affected vehicles are identified, dealers are advised to seek rectification, prior to the vehicle being wholesaled or retailed to another customer.

Similarly, all vehicles presented for trade in should be checked at the earliest opportunity. Dealers are then in a position to make informed decisiaons as to the commercial value of these vehicles.

The list of vehicles subject to recall for defective Takata airbags is available here.

If you have questions please a call any of the team members listed below.

Yours Sincerely,
SignatureDavid Blackhall

For further information, please contact:

David Blackhall Chief Executive Officer
Australian Automotive Dealer Association Ltd
E: dblackhall@aada.asn.au
M: +61 413 007 833

James Voortman Executive Director Policy & Communications
Australian Automotive Dealer Association Ltd
E: jvoortman@aada.asn.an
M: +61 452 535 696

Brian Savage Executive Director Operations
Australian Automotive Dealer Association Ltd
E: bsavage@aada.asn.an
M: +61 418 377 594

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