Takata Airbag Recall

In the event of a recall, we’re dedicated to getting you back on the road as soon as possible.


Millions of cars around the world contain a potentially faulty Takata airbag inflator which can cause the airbag to malfunction when deployed.

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info_outline Recall - 2005-2009 Holden Astra-H
info_outline Recall - 2012-2013 Opel Astra-J
info_outline Recall - 2014-2017 Holden Astra-J
info_outline Recall - 2013-2018 Holden Trax
info_outline Recall - 2012-2018 Holden Barina
info_outline Recall - 2010-2016 Holden Cruze
info_outline Recall - 2015-2017 Holden Cascada
info_outline Recall - 2015-2017 Holden Cascada
info_outline Recall - 2014 Opel Cascada
info_outline Recall - 2013 Opel Zafira
info_outline Recall - 2006-2011 SAAB 9-3
info_outline Recall - 2006-2011 SAAB 9-5

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Alternatively, you may call our dedicated Recall Customer Relations Team on 3333 3333 (Monday to Friday 7.00am – 5.00pm and Saturday 8.30am – 5.00pm. (Closed Public Holidays) or email us.

This potential defect affects certain vehicles from many high-profile global automotive brands, including popular European, Japanese, American and luxury manufacturers. This recall if not attended to could result in serious injury and death to you and other people in your vehicle.

On Wednesday 28 February 2018, the Australian Government issued a compulsory recall for vehicles with frontal Takata airbag inflators that use phase-stabilised ammonium nitrate propellant without a desiccant, following a safety investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Some Holden vehicles' frontal driver side airbag are impacted.

Safety is of the utmost importance at Holden and we are taking every step to comply with the recall and keep our customers informed as our plans are confirmed. The Recall Notice calls for a progressive series of recalls, our plan will reflect this. We will be progressively replacing airbags over the next several years as parts become available.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Is my car safe to drive?

Holden expects that the inflators fitted to impacted vehicles will continue to perform as designed until a replacement airbag can be fitted. We will contact you if your car is being recalled. Our vehicles do not have any Takata airbags with alpha inflators, these airbags are widely reported to pose an immediate and extreme safety risk. General Motors and Holden are continuing to closely monitor and study the performance of airbag inflators in Holden vehicles on the road.

When will I receive a letter or receive contact about next steps?

We will be sending letters to individual customers to confirm if their vehicle is impacted. In follow up to this, Holden will be in touch directly with customers when their airbag is ready to be replaced.

What should I do if I think my vehicle is impacted?

Please ensure we have your contact details so that we can contact you if we need to. You can update your contact details at www.holden.com.au/forms/change-of-address-or-ownership. We will contact you directly to organise for a replacement airbag to be fitted to your vehicle.

Should I visit my closest dealer now?

When we have parts ready, we'll contact you to arrange a suitable time for your local dealership to replace your airbag. It will be a staggered recall, so once your airbag is ready, we’ll be in touch.

Do any Holden vehicles contain ‘alpha’ airbag inflators?

No, Holden has never had any Takata 'alpha' airbag inflators in our portfolio of vehicles.

Where can I leave my details to receive further updates?

You can update your contact details at www.holden.com.au/forms/change-of-address-or-ownership. If you have further questions, please call 1800 632 826. We will contact our customers directly when we have more information to share and to organise a suitable time to have your replacement airbag fitted.

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