ACT motorists who fail to act and get their vehicle’s faulty airbags replaced may have their registration refused, suspended or cancelled.
Amendments to the ACT Road transport legislation were finalised in January 2020, which provide Access Canberra with the power to refuse, cancel or suspend the registration of vehicles subject to a compulsory or voluntary recall notice (issued or published under the Australian Consumer Law).
ACT Commissioner for Fair Trading, David Snowden, said this change in legislation gives Access Canberra the power to take compromised vehicles off the road, such as cars with the faulty Takata airbags. According to Access Canberra, the ACT has nine registered vehicles with Takata ‘Alpha’ airbags installed, with repeated attempts made to contact the vehicle owners since the recalls began.
Motorists who are unsure if their vehicle is affected by the recall are encouraged to visit the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries website at ismyairbagsafe.com.au