New NADI 5-AT Propellant - TAKATA Recall


The ACCC is warning Australian consumers about a new safety risk in using certain vehicles fitted with a different type of faulty Takata airbag. These airbags, which are fitted with a NADI 5-AT propellant, are not captured under the existing compulsory recall of Takata airbags. 


There is a serious safety risk that these NADI airbags may misdeploy in an accident, which may cause metal fragments to propel out of the airbag at high speed, causing serious injuries or death to vehicle occupants. There is also a risk that these airbags may under-inflate. 


Audi and BMW have already started voluntary recalls of affected vehicles, and the ACCC calls on other suppliers to take urgent action to address the safety risk to consumers.


About 78,000 vehicles manufactured by Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki and Toyota between 1996 and 2000 and fitted with the faulty airbags with NADI 5-AT inflators were supplied in Australia. While it is expected that many of these vehicles will no longer be in use, a substantial number of affected vehicles are likely to be still registered and still in use. 


Safety authorities in Australia have received reports of three incidents involving suspected misdeployments of these airbags in Australia. There has been a serious injury and a fatality in separate accidents involving BMW vehicles, and another serious injury resulting from an accident involving another vehicle


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IMPORTANT NOT ABOUT THE NEW RECALL


Note that this new NADI 5-AT propellant recall is currently a voluntary recall and vehicle manufacturers are not bound by the current requirements of the previous Takata recall. To this end, the VMs are currently NOT compensating auto recyclers, nor do they need these airbags returned.


As an auto recyclers though YOU MUST NOT sell these airbags, or any other recalled component. To do so is illegal as it contravenes the Australian Consumer Law. It could also be deadly!



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