Takata Airbag Recall

Holden New Zealand is not impacted by the compulsory recall action initiated by the Australian and New Zealand Governments, as no Holden vehicles are fitted with the Takata Alpha type Inflator.

However, safety is of the utmost importance at Holden and as a result we will implement a peace of mind campaign to voluntary replace any non-alpha Takata type airbags which may also be manufactured by Takata.

We will keep our customers informed as the campaigns are implemented and parts become available.

The sale or transfer of ownership of Holden vehicles is not limited by the New Zealand Governments mandatory recall, as Holden vehicles do not contain the Takata alpha type inflator.

A list of General Motors vehicles sold in
New Zealand which are impacted include:

  • Holden Astra-H (MY2005 - 2009)
  • Opel Astra-J (MY2012 - 2013)
  • Holden Trax (MY2013 - 2018)
  • Holden Barina (MY2012 - 2018)
  • Holden Cruze (MY2010 - 2016)
  • Holden Cascada (MY2015 - 2017)
  • Opel Mokka (MY2014)
  • SAAB 9-3 (MY2006 - 2011)
  • SAAB 9-5 (MY2006 - 2009)

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Do any Holden vehicles contain ‘alpha’ airbag inflators?

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

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 as soon as parts become available. 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 about next steps?

We will be sending letters to individual customers once parts become available. 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. We will contact you directly to organise for a replacement airbag to be fitted to your vehicle. Please ensure your correct address is registered with NZTA

Should I visit my closest dealer now?

Not yet, 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 new airbag is ready, we’ll be in touch.

Why is there a different course of action in Australia compared with New Zealand?

The Australian Government has mandated a recall action for all Takata airbags (alpha and non-alpha), whereas the NZ Government directive is for alpha inflators only.

Where can I leave my details to receive further updates?

If you have further questions, please call 0800 HOLDEN. 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. We will update this website when have more information.