Holden recalls more than 300,000 cars over dangerous airbags

Holden has confirmed they will recall more than 300,000 vehicles in Australia which have been fitted with the potentially deadly Takata airbags.

On Wednesday, the Federal Government announced a compulsory nationwide recall for all cars fitted with the airbag.

Holden says about 330,000 vehicles will be recalled, these include popular models like the Astra, Cruze, Trax and Barina.


The recall of the airbag is the largest in Australia’s history and the Federal Government says about two in seven cars on our roads contain the faulty device.

Worldwide defective Takata airbags have caused 180 injuries and 18 deaths.

Vehicle suppliers or manufacturers must recall and replace the potentially deadly airbags in Australia by 2020.