VIA releases recall update

Following the announcement of the mandatory recall on Takata alpha-type airbags, VIA, (the Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association), are aware that some traders will be holding stock affected by this issue.

From 31 May, any vehicle fitted a Takata alpha-type airbag inflator may not be sold in trade without having been reworked, including trade-ins.

Key points:

  • VIA is working closely with the MIA and manufacturers’ agencies here in New Zealand, to establish the correct pathways for repair and recertification.
  • We will also meet with officials from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) next week so that we can clarify with dealers their legal responsibilities and the timeframes that will apply.
  • We aim to be able to advise dealers and offer a range of options by the end of next week (Friday 11 May 2018).
  • In the meantime, recall information on individual vehicles, by chassis number, can be found using the JASPA online search tool.

Note: To view this page in English, open the above link in the Google Chrome browser, then right-click anywhere on the page and select ‘Translate to English’.

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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