Massive fines to car dealers for selling vehicles with faulty Takata airbags

06 Feb 2021 Car Dealers

Airbag recall

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), three Australian dealerships have received fines totaling $63,000 for advertising or selling vehicles still actively affected by the Takata airbag recall.

Under the Australian Consumer Law and the Takata Compulsory Recall Notice, it is prohibited to sell or advertise vehicles affected by the recall. Used vehicle sellers must check the vehicle identification number to find out whether the vehicle is under active recall or subject to any recalls in the future before advertising or selling it.

How to check if a car is affected by the recall?

Customers and dealers can check if any vehicle is under recall by entering the vehicle identification number (VIN) on the manufacturer’s website or the Product Safety Australia website.

You can also check for affected vehicles using the registration number of the vehicle on You can also text ‘TAKATA’ to 0487 AIRBAG (247224).

If you want more information about the compulsory recall, go here.