Vehicle Recalls

What is a vehicle recall?

A vehicle recall can occur if a vehicle may cause injury to a person or does not comply with the national road vehicle standards or any other relevant standards.

The department assists the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in considering vehicle safety concerns, and providing specialist technical advice regarding vehicle safety matters.

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Is my vehicle part of a recall?

When a vehicle is recalled a recall notice will be published by the ACCC to the Transport recalls section on the Product Safety Australia website.

You can also sign up to email updates.

Reporting vehicle safety and non-compliance issues

Have you come across a vehicle which appears to have a safety issue related to its design or manufacture? Or one which does not comply with Australia's national vehicle standards?

Visit Reporting a Vehicle Safety or Non-Compliance Issue

Information for manufacturers, distributors and suppliers

The ACCC is the main authority on transport related safety recalls including cars, motorbikes, quadbikes, caravans, trailers, and other forms of personal transport.

More information is available on the Manufacturers, distributors and suppliers page.

Compulsory Takata airbag recall

The Takata airbag recall is the world’s largest automotive recall, affecting an estimated 100 million vehicles globally, including in Australia.

The use of vehicles fitted with defective Takata airbags may cause injury or death to drivers and passengers.

To check if your vehicle is fitted with a potentially defective Takata airbag you should go to the following website ismyairbagsafe.com.au

For more information including what you should do, please visit the Product Safety Australia Website: Compulsory Takata airbag recall

Vehicle recalls under the RVSA

In the future, recalls of road vehicles and approved road vehicle components that are unsafe, or non-compliant with national road vehicle standards, will be administered by the department under the Roads Vehicle Standards legislation.

Please visit the Vehicle recalls under the Road Vehicle Standards legislation page for further information.

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Last Updated: 2 April, 2020