MIA updates on recall numbers
The Motor Industry Association (MIA) has provided the government with an update on the total number of vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall and their completion rates.
“Distributors have worked tirelessly to identify vehicles fitted with alpha-type airbags subject to mandatory recall, or with other types of Takata airbags – whether these vehicles were NZ-new or used imports,” says David Crawford, chief executive officer of the MIA.
”For used imported vehicles, it has been a significant logistical exercise with many challenges to overcome identifying at an individual vehicle level those caught in the mandatory and voluntary recalls."
For used imports, before a replacement part can be ordered, a distributor needs to know if the vehicle is in New Zealand and then verify the status of each one with their manufacturer’s head-office database.
“This has been a significant focus of attention since March, and much of this work has been completed and parts are on order,” says Crawford.
“The industry continues to allocate significant resources to achieve a coordinated and timely response to the Takata recall.