Nadi Vehicles Recall - New Recalls Announced

A number of vehicle manufacturers have announced Voluntary Recalls of vehicles that are fitted with a Takata NADI 5-AT airbag. These manufacturers are:

Toyota
Honda
Audi
Mitsubishi
Mazda
Holden
BMW
Suzuki

The NADI airbags are all Driver side airbags. They are fitted to a range of models manufactured between 1996 and 2000.

As the vehicles are over 20 years old, and as spare parts are currently not available to replace the NADI airbags, some OEMs have decided to undertake a “buy-back” program.

OEMs will compensate the owner for presenting the airbag to a Dealer for its recovery, and the Dealer will take possession of the vehicle. Then:

1.    Either the airbag will be removed by the Dealer, and the vehicle notified to ARAA to arrange scrappage in such manner that the OEM receives evidence of its destruction (through a Certificate of Destruction); or

2.    The airbag will remain in the vehicle and the OEM will require evidence that both the vehicle and the airbag in it have been destroyed (through a Certificate of Destruction).

ARAA has been engaged by OEMs to assist in the recovery of these vehicles from Dealerships across Australia and to arrange for their destruction.

ARAA will arrange a recycler to collect the vehicle from the Dealer. These vehicles will be made available to the recycler at no cost. While the OEMs will accept removal of certain parts for resource recovery (such as catalytic converter, battery, mag wheels and the like) they will not however allow removal of parts for commercial sale.

THERE MAY BE BETWEEN 10,000 AND 15,000 VEHICLES THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO RECYCLERS UNDER THIS PROGRAM.

CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLERS REGISTER
In undertaking this recovery program, ARAA will be establishing a “Certified Automotive Recyclers (CAR) Register” that will be made up of recyclers who wish to gain access to the above vehicles under conditions stipulated by the OEMs.

The program will operate in three stages:

STAGE 1 – A recycler who wishes to participate will be classed as an Interim Certified Automotive Recycler and can receive vehicles during Stage 1 of the program.

STAGE 2 – All recyclers will still be eligible to receive vehicles, but priority will be given to businesses who have a hard stand, hoist and liquids storage suitable for properly removing and storing fuel, oils, fluids and refrigerant in accordance with EPA requirements and industry best practice.

STAGE 3 – Businesses who meet the above criteria will continue in the program.

RECYCLERS CAN APPLY FOR REGISTRATION AT – www.nadi-registration.com

NADI VEHICLES RECOVERY PROGRAM
1300 NADINOW (1300 623 466)