Kris Faafoi, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has denied a request from VIA to extend the current deadline of May 31, 2018, for a sale prohibition that’s part of the mandatory Takata airbag recall.
Holden New Zealand estimates a $4 million bill on a voluntary recall to fix faulty airbags.
VIA, (the Imported Vehicle Industry Association), has released their latest update on the Takata alpha-type airbag recall that is currently affecting the New Zealand auto industry.
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.
If you are a potential supplier of affected vehicles subject to the compulsory recall, it is important that you are aware of the recall order requirements, and what it means for you and your business.
From 31 May onwards, vehicles with alpha-type airbags that have not been reworked will be “prohibited imports” and subject to seizure by New Zealand Customs.
As advised last week, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs has announced a mandatory recall for at-risk (alpha type) Takata airbag inflators.
VIA, the Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association, is now working with the new vehicle distributors and their association, the MIA, to develop processes and protocols for managing this recall.