Do You Want Money to Compensate You for Your Faulty Takata Airbag?

According to car manufacturers, faulty Takata airbags run the risk of this malfunction occurring.
  • Class actions have been commenced to obtain compensation for current and former owners of cars fitted with faulty Takata airbags.

  • The Court has ordered the parties to try and settle your claims.

  • You may be entitled to claim compensation through the class actions EVEN if you have sold your car, or if your Takata airbag: has been replaced as part of the recall; or, has not malfunctioned.

Confirm Your Interest To Make a Claim Here

If you confirm your interest to make a claim, we will keep you informed of relevant Court deadlines, including any deadline before which you must complete a Court ordered claim-form. The below form does not register your claim with the Court, it simply confirms your interest, so that we can inform you of next steps at the appropriate time.

To help protect your right to compensation, please complete the below details:

  • To be eligible for compensation please complete the below details.


  • Vehicle Details

  • Airbag Replacement Details
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

If you are unsure whether your vehicle is affected, you can check at: www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au. For more information about the class action and registering your interest to claim compensation, please contact Quinn Emanuel at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

The ACCC has ordered a mandatory recall of your vehicle’s Takata airbag(s) “because of the significant risk of injury or death involved in using cars with these airbags”. You should IMMEDIATELY take all steps to participate in this recall. Contact your local dealership NOW to replace your airbags, and read about the recall at https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall. You can still participate in a claim for your damages in the Takata airbag class action.

We ask that any group members whose defective airbag has been identified as an “alpha” airbag and which has not yet been replaced to also contact Meagan Bertolatti at Quinn Emanuel at [email protected], in addition to immediately taking all steps to participate in the recall. Quinn Emanuel has indicated that it would be content, with your consent, to contact the ACCC on your behalf to alert them of this urgent issue and have it actioned. When you have your airbag/s replaced, please obtain the make and model of the replacement airbag, and provide this important information as soon as you can to Quinn Emanuel via email to Meagan Bertolatti at [email protected]. Some manufacturers are using a ‘like for like’ replacement (replacement of an older affected airbag with a newer one), which will also require replacement in the future. This should not affect your decision to participate IMMEDIATELY in the recall as a newer airbag, albeit still likely containing ammonium nitrate, is better than the airbag currently installed in your vehicle.

Takata airbags, found in cars manufactured by BMW, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Lexus, Volkswagen and others, have been linked to deaths around the world, including the July 2017 death of a man in Sydney. Investigations have shown that some car manufacturers were replacing defective airbags with newer Takata airbags with the same defective propellant feature. This is known as a “like for like” replacement. Since 31 December 2019, the use of a  “like for like” replacement airbag has not been permissible. Any defective airbag that was replaced with a “like for like” version will also need to be removed, and replaced again.

We are filing a class action lawsuit against automobile manufacturers who supplied cars fitted with defective airbags. We allege that those manufacturers failed to take the proper steps to ensure they were safe. Investigations have shown that some automobile manufacturers are replacing defective airbags with newer Takata airbags with the same defective propellant feature, which will have to be replaced again.

These airbags were supplied with ammonium nitrate, a cheap and unstable propellant. As a result, these airbags may deploy in a dangerous fashion, rupturing the metal canister holding the airbag and sending metal fragments throughout the interior of an automobile and causing potentially fatal injuries. Investigations have shown that some automobile manufacturers are replacing defective airbags with newer Takata airbags with the same defective propellant feature, which will have to be replaced again.

A class action lawsuit is filed by a group of people who have similar claims against a defendant. They have typically suffered financially due to the defendant’s alleged harmful actions.

It will not cost anything to participate in the class action lawsuit. You will not have to pay anything unless you win the case. We assume all of the costs and the risks – you will pay nothing out-of-pocket. If the class action is a successful one, all participants will share in the proceeds from either a settlement or a court judgment.

We are filing lawsuits in Australia on behalf of consumers to seek damages for purchasing or leasing a car fitted with a defective Takata airbag. Investigations have shown that some automobile manufacturers are replacing defective airbags with newer Takata airbags with the same defective propellant feature, which will have to be replaced again.

Unfortunately, it is often the case that filing a lawsuit is the only way a corporation will feel compelled to do what is right. However, the lawyers will take care of all of the work associated with your lawsuit, and will keep you apprised of key developments in the case.

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You should immediately take all steps to participate in any recall of your vehicle. This does not prevent you from participating in a claim for your damages in the Takata airbag class action.

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