ACCC Briefs Members on Takata Airbag Recall

(L to R) Glenn Probyn, ACCC, Richard Dudley, MTAA,
Stavros Yallouridis, MTA NSW and John Fogarty, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Both MTA NSW Members and the wider automotive industry attended an update on the Takata Airbag Recall issue and were briefed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Corrs Chambers Westgarth (advisers to the Takata Task Force).

This briefing event, instigated by MTA NSW and the MTAA, was held at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park Hotel and provided attendees with a comprehensive automotive retail briefing for new and second-hand vehicle dealers, dismantlers, automotive repairers and all industry participants that are affected by this recall.

This briefing was in response to both MTA NSW Member inquiries and continuing uncertainty from the wider industry on how to handle this issue. The Takata Airbag Recall Notice issued on 27 February 2018 is the first and largest compulsory recall ever undertaken impacting multiple industries of the Australian automotive sector, particularly to those involved in the buying, selling and repair of affected vehicles.

Motor Traders’ Association of NSW CEO, Stavros Yallouridis, said “MTA NSW together with our National Association, MTAA, felt it was very important to provide this briefing opportunity to our Members and the wider industry as our support to communicating the seriousness of this recall.  We hope that a briefing like this assists our Members to be kept informed of their obligations when dealing with affected vehicles in their respective businesses”.

For Members who were unable to attend, this ACCC briefing was filmed and an edited version will be made available, via a link to our MTA NSW YouTube Channel, early next week.

MTA NSW and MTAA would like to thank both presenters, Mr Glenn Probyn, Deputy General Manager, Takata Task Force, ACCC and Mr John Fogarty, Senior Associate, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, for their presentations and in fielding the numerous questions that the attendees asked in regards to one of the most important safety related recalls ever conducted.

Recall by Vehicle Manufacturer  - helplines & contact details:

Link for relevant information from ACCC below regarding the Takata Airbag Recall:

For further information, please contact MTA NSW Divisional Manager, Mark Jackson, on
P: 9016 9043 or E:
[email protected]

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