Compulsory Alpha Recall

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Compulsory Takata Alpha airbag recall in New Zealand

YOU CAN ONLY SEARCH FOR ALPHA AIRBAG RECALLS ON THIS PAGE

Only Alpha-type Takata airbags are subject to compulsory recall.

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, CHECK IT'S ONE OF THE MAKES LISTED BELOW THEN:

  • Enter your registration plate or VIN in the box below.
  • If you are a vehicle trader and have a stocklist to check, you can use this for multiple VINs or plates in one go.

Alternatively:

  • If you're an importer and want to check uncomplied vehicles, use the importer tool instead to check the chassis numbers.

Enter registration plates or VIN(s)

What you need to do depends on the results from this search:

  • AFFECTED - DO NOT LIST
    This vehicle is under compulsory recall. It cannot be legally offered for sale by a vehicle trader. If you're a vehicle owner:
    • contact the New Zealand representative for the make of your vehicle (see contact details below) as soon as possible to arrange replacement of the Takata Alpha airbags. There will be no cost to you for parts or labour.
      If your vehicle has already had an airbag replaced, we recommend you check there are no outstanding recalls.
  • NO ALPHA RECALL FOUND
    Either:
    • based on records supplied by manufacturers, the vehicle is unaffected by the compulsory recall, or
    • the plate or 17-digit VIN has not been correctly entered.

Contact details for vehicle manufacturers:

BMW www.bmw.co.nz/recalls
Honda 0800 2HONDA (0800 246 632)
Mazda www.mazdacampaigncentre.co.nz
Nissan www.nissan.co.nz/contact-us
Toyota/Lexus www.toyota.co.nz/find-your-store/