Working on behalf of the Auto Recyclers Association of Australia

Certain Takata Airbags are subject to an ACCC Compulsory Recall Notice

It is illegal to sell any airbag that is subject to this recall notice.

Manufacturers want to recover these airbags from auto recyclers, scrap metal dealers and second-hand parts sellers across Australia.

You can receive compensation for returning an affected airbag.

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Have you previously scrapped a recalled airbag? $15 per certificate of destruction.
Note: This will require a recycler to have available and to retain adequate evidence of destruction.


On 28 February 2018 the Minister Assisting the Treasurer released the Consumer Goods (Motor Vehicles With Affected Takata Airbag Inflators and Specified Spare Parts) Recall Notice 2018 (RECALL NOTICE).

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is responsible for implementation of the above RECALL NOTICE

The RECALL NOTICE places obligations on any person who, in trade or commerce, supplies airbags or airbag inflators as “Spare Parts”.

The RECALL NOTICE specifies certain airbags as “Affected Airbags. It makes it illegal to sell an “Affected Airbag”.

This applies particularly to automotive recyclers, scrap metal dealers and second-hand parts sellers.

The RECALL NOTICE places an obligation on sellers of Spare Parts to:

  • Use their best endeavours to identify whether any airbag they have in their possession, power or control is an Affected Airbag;
  • Notify the manufacturer as soon as practicable after becoming aware that they have an Affected Airbag in their possession, power or control;
  • Make the Affected Airbag available for retrieval by the manufacturer.

The Auto Recyclers Association of Australia (ARAA) is working with manufacturers to assist them in the recovery of Affected Takata Airbags.

We will notify the relevant manufacturer of an Affected Airbag that is reported to us, and arrange for the recovery of that airbag. Upon being notified of an Affected Airbag we will, on behalf of the manufacturer:

  • Enter into an Agreement to pay compensation to the recycler for the return of the airbag, being:
    • $75 for a Driver airbag; or
    • $90 for a Passenger airbag;
  • Email safe handling instructions to the recycler;
  • Arrange for collection of the airbags by a Field Representative or courier; and
  • Make payment to the recycler’s nominated Bank Account of the relevant amount.

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1300 TAKATA (1300 82 52 82)

The SALVAGE TAKATA AIRBAGS RECOVERY PROGRAM is operated by the Auto Recyclers Association of Australia. The Program will commence operations from October 2018.

Our Services
Check Your VINS

Submit your VIN data and we can check and inform as well as arrange recovery for any recall airbags and provide you with compensation from the manufacturer.

Field Representatives

We have Field Representatives in all States so we can arrange your local representative to attend your business and help you through the process of identifying and recovering recalled airbags at no extra cost to you.

Scrapped Compensation

If you have scrapped a recalled airbag and can provide adequate evidence of destruction, you can be compensated $15 per airbag. Ask us how!