Vehicles under mandatory Takata airbag recalls in Japan
(including outstanding Alpha recalls)
This list is taken from the Japanese government's press release on the 17th December 2017 regarding "Alpha" Takata airbags with 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.
- From 1st May 2018 Japanese recalled vehicles must have "Alpha" and some other Takata airbags repaired in order to pass inspection in Japan.
- From 31st May 2018, vehicles with outstanding recalls for "Alpha" airbags cannot be imported into New Zealand.
This list is currently the most accurate information available to determine vehicles that should be checked before export from Japan, or which could have been imported to New Zealand previously.
- It does not include New Zealand new vehicles – to find out if your NZ new vehicle is part of the wider Takata airbags recall, visit www.recalls.govt.nz and then contact the manufacturer's representative for advice.
- If your vehicle 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.
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.
This list of Japanese domestic market vehicle makes and models have outstanding recalls listed in Japan.
- If you are importing vehicles from Japan you can use the list to check whether your planned import is or was part of a Takata recall. In addition the press release provides links to manufacturer sites where you can check individual vehicles for any recall, as long as the vehicle has not been deregistered in Japan.
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.
Makes with outstanding recalls