DEALER BULLETIN: UPDATE ON TAKATA COMPULSORY RECALL NOTICE

06 February 2018

TO: ALL AADA MEMBERS

The AADA has been receiving queries from members on the status of the ACCC’s proposal to initiate a compulsory recall for vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbags.

The AADA has been in regular contact with the ACCC and can confirm that the ACCC has not yet made a final recommendation to the Minister in relation to the issue of a compulsory recall.

It should also be noted that following a ministerial reshuffle in December 2017, the new minister responsible for this issue is the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, Michael Sukkar.

The AADA will provide members with a further update as soon as new information comes to hand.

Background

In September 2017, the Minister for Small Business, Michael McCormack, issued a Proposed Recall Notice for a compulsory recall of vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbags. Manufacturers and the AADA attended a conference with the ACCC in October to provide feedback on the notice and it was thought that the ACCC would make a final recommendation to the Minister in relation to the issue of a compulsory recall before the end of 2017.

To read a copy of the proposed recall notice, please click here. And for a copy of the AADA’s submission to the notice, please click here.

In the meantime, if you have questions please a call any of the team members listed below.

For further information, please contact:

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

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

 

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