Regardless of Honda issuing voluntary recollects and a number of other pleas for house owners of Goldwings to have their airbags checked, the ACCC has determined to implement a compulsory recall.
The recall is a part of a worldwide problem affecting defective Takata drIver’s facet airbag inflators which have been linked to 18 deaths.
It includes greater than 60 million autos worldwide, together with some 2.three million autos in Australia. The recall course of has been underway internationally since 2009.
The recalled airbag inflator used within the 2008-2012 Honda Goldwing GL1800 is principally a passenger facet airbag, which is totally different to the motive force’s facet airbag concerned within the worldwide fatalities.
Our understanding is that no Goldwings have been concerned in an identical fatality.
Examine the Automobile Identification Quantity checklist on the finish of this text to see in case your bike is affected.
The brand new ACCC recall discover says the the airbag inflator could degrade over time.
“If the airbag is deployed, this degradation could trigger the inflator physique to rupture, inflicting steel fragments to move by the airbag,” the discover says.
“The steel fragments could trigger severe damage or demise to the bike rider.
“Shoppers ought to contact their nearest authorised Honda vendor and organize for an inspection and restore of the bike.”
However Honda Australia Bike has been extra proactive, to this point issuing an unprecedented three separate pleas to house owners to herald their bikes for inspection.
The third got here after a 58-year-old Sydney man died on July 13, 2017, when his Honda CRV crashed and he was “struck within the neck by a small fragment” believed to be from a defective Takata airbag.
Whereas the ACCC says all motorcar recollects have been voluntary, in September 2017, a Proposed Recall Discover was issued for necessary recollects of all autos with specified Takata airbag inflators and specified salvaged Takata airbag inflators.
On the conclusion of the session interval, the ACCC has determined to suggest a compulsory recall.
Honda Australia Bike issued the recall once more in February 2017, however stated on the time solely 163 of the 522 bikes affected in Australia had been returned to sellers for restore and to suit new inflators.
They are saying the substitute inflators are a special desiccated kind, in contrast with the unique.
The corporate additionally made the unprecedented plea to all motorists who see a 2008-2012 Goldwing on the highway to “ask the proprietor if they’ve had their airbag modified”.
Homeowners can name he Honda Buyer Service on 1300 559 846 for extra particulars.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS
Recall notices are issued by the producer by a voluntary business code underneath the ACCC.
Regardless of a whole lot of recollects by varied automotive producers, none has ever been necessary. All have been issued by the producer.
Whereas any recall just isn’t excellent news for the producer, it exhibits that they’re largely diligent in fixing issues.
In case you imagine there may be an endemic downside together with your bike that must be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.
To examine whether or not your bike has been recalled, click on on these websites:
• New Zealand