Compulsory Alpha Recall
Compulsory Takata Alpha airbag recall in New Zealand
Takata Alpha airbags contain a defect that may cause the inflator to fail in a crash and explode, sending fragments at vehicle occupants. Failure of the airbag inflator can cause serious injury or death.
On the 4th of April 2018 the New Zealand government announced a compulsory recall of vehicles with Takata Alpha airbags.
To find out if your vehicle is affected:
- If it's a New Zealand new vehicle, find out if it's part of the wider Takata airbags recall by visiting www.recalls.govt.nz and then contact the manufacturer's representative for advice.
- If it's a Japanese used import, see the information below.
- If it was imported from a country other than Japan, we suggest you contact the manufacturer's representative for advice. We will provide further information as it becomes available.
Japanese used imports
The list below of affected Japanese domestic market makes and models is taken from a Japanese government press release regarding Takata Alpha airbags.
Work is under way to verify and add to the list as required, and to make improvements such as being able to search by specific vehicle.
If your car matches a make/model/year on this recall list:
- the supplier is obliged to contact you (if they haven't already, and if the recall wasn't completed in Japan) when replacement parts are available to complete the recall
- you should contact the supplier, or a manufacturer's representative such as a local dealership, if you have any questions or concerns.
If your car is a Japanese used import and is not on this list:
- it has not been identified as having an outstanding recall in Japan.
Note that this list is the best information available to the Transport Agency at this time, and it may be expanded or amended at a later date. If you have any questions or concerns, contact an official dealer for the make of your vehicle.
Used imports from Japan that may be fitted with Takata Alpha airbags