Members will have read media reports or seen news clips concerning the possible failure of Takata airbag inflators following the death of a man in NSW when his Honda CR-V was involved in an accident.
AADA does not intend to comment on this matter and will refer enquiries to the attached FCAI media release .
Quite clearly, the vehicle manufacturers and importers together with the FCAI have the lead role in this matter. We understand that dealers with affected brands have been or will be contacted direct by their franchisors.
The ACCC, working with the relevant Ministers, is seeking urgent information from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and car manufacturer. This link provides further information: Government Airbag.
ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has also expressed the ACCC’s view on retailers’ responsibilities to keep customers informed on this matter. Please click here to see the ACCC Statement.
We recommend you work with your OEMs to obtain the necessary information outlined in Mr Sims’ press statement.
If you have questions or feel we can assist you in any aspect of this urgent issue, please do not hestiate to contact us.
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Automotive Dealer Association Ltd
M: +61 413 007 833