Latest update on recall

VIA, (the Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association), has released the latest update on the mandatory Takata alpha-type airbag recall that will come into effect on 31 May 2018.

From this date, no vehicle fitted a Takata alpha-type airbag inflator may be sold in trade without having been reworked, including trade-ins.

Also from 31 May, newly imported vehicles with alpha-type airbag inflators that have not been reworked will be “prohibited imports” and subject to seizure by New Zealand Customs. 

Key updates:

  • Discussions are ongoing between VIA, representing NZ’s used vehicle industry, and the MIA and NZ’s new vehicle distributors, on how recalls of vehicles already in the fleet will be completed.
  • Our shared objective is a smooth and efficient experience for all affected New Zealand consumers.
  • Recall information on individual vehicles, by chassis number, can be found using the JASPA online search tool

 NZTA is currently working to provide access to this JASPA information via their RightCar website. NZTA’s current most up-to-date lists of vehicles subject to the recall are available here:  

Vehicles under mandatory recall (Takata alpha-type inflator)
Vehicles still under wider (voluntary) recall (other types of Takata inflator)
VIA will continue to communicate all developments to our members as they arise.

For any questions, please contact VIA Technical Manager Malcolm Yorston on 0800 VIA VIA (842 842) or email

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