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.