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What if my car is part of a recall?

1 July 2021

No one wants their vehicle to be a part of a recall but it’s important that you take swift action if you see or receive a recall notice about your vehicle. Taking action can help you, or someone you know, avoid injury or even death.

If your vehicle is part of a recall, you will receive a notification from the place you bought it, either through the supplier or manufacturer by phone, email, post or a text message.

The vehicle recall notification will provide you with information on what to do. In most cases, this will involve returning your vehicle to the manufacturer or your car dealer to have the safety issue or non-compliance addressed.

From 1 July 2021, all new recall notices will be published on this website. All previous vehicle recall notices on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Product Safety Australia website will be migrated here by 1 September 2021.

The ACCC remains responsible for product safety of consumer goods under the Australian Consumer Law. This includes vehicle-related consumer products not covered by Australia’s Road Vehicle Standards laws, including quad bikes, golf carts, personal mobility devices and power-assisted pedal cycles.

The ACCC will also continue to administer the compulsory Takata airbag recall.

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