PRESS RELEASE: Subaru Australia and All Auto Recalls Partner on Takata

Updated: Dec 12, 2019



Subaru Australia partners with All Auto Recalls to recover Affected Takata Airbag Inflators (ATAIs) from the salvage yards and auto recycling industry across Australia.


The mandatory recall notice issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), requires all manufacturers to replace all defective ATAIs that were used in their vehicles by 31 December 2020.


Subaru Australia is absolutely committed to doing everything possible to locate every one of these ATAIs. “Our partnership with All Auto Recalls is a critical component of this effort and commitment by Subaru Australia. We are proud to be working closely with the AAR team who have already, in only a few months, helped us account for ATAIs that would otherwise have been difficult to locate”, said Colin Christie, Managing Director of Subaru Australia.


The relationship between the two organisations is such that All Auto Recalls will be managing the retrieval of ATAIs on behalf of Subaru Australia from the salvage and auto recycling industry.


Chris Daglis, Founder and Managing Director of All Auto Recalls said, “We are excited at the opportunity to work with Subaru Australia. Our knowledge of the industry, networks and technology we have built and continue to develop, combined, offer so much to the manufacturers both today and in the future. We have made a commitment to working with all industry stakeholders to eliminate recalled components from the marketplace in the interest of public safety by working with manufacturers like Subaru Australia who are proactive in their pursuit of consumer safety.”


REASON FOR THE RECALL:

Subaru vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall notice contain a passenger-side front Takata airbag inflator that is subject to a MANDATORY SAFETY RECALL issued by the Australian Government following an investigation in which the ACCC concluded that certain Takata airbag inflators are faulty and could kill or seriously injure people in the vehicle.

As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can affect the airbag. In the event of a collision, the airbag can go off with too much explosive force causing sharp metal fragments to shoot out and kill or seriously injure people in the vehicle.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Any salvage yard or auto-recycler wishing to determine whether any vehicle or parts in their possession are affected by the Takata mandatory safety recall, can use the VIN check tool available on the Subaru website www.subaru.com.au/takata-recall and check each VIN one by one.

Alternatively, All Auto Recalls offers a bespoke validation tool and process using their systems, which will enable you to check every VIN you have in your records retrospectively. For more information, please contact All Auto Recalls directly at info@allautorecalls.com.au or on the details listed below.

If any vehicle or component parts are in your possession and subject to the Takata recall, please contact Chris Daglis of All Auto Recalls who will discuss the next steps and have his team facilitate the collection/return of frontal Takata airbags on behalf of Subaru Australia:

All Auto Recall chris.daglis@cdps.com.au 0411 743 560

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