NZTA have become aware of the practice of disabling passenger-side airbags of vehicles subject to the Takata recall.
The disabling of these airbags is occurring in Japan, where a capacitor is being fitted to the wiring so that the dash warning lamp continues to operate normally. This means the airbag would not deploy in the event of an accident.
As of Wednesday 5 October, NZTA requires all compliance inspections to include removal of the glovebox and inspection of the wiring to ensure the airbag is connected.
Whilst this is peace-of-mind going forward it offers little reassurance for those who have purchased a used Japanese imported vehicle prior to the 5th October.
For total reassurance VSS can provide a passenger airbag connection check* on your vehicle, whatever make or model. The cost of this check is between $80 – $160 + GST, a small price to pay to ensure the safety of your precious passengers.
For dealers, we are offering a special rate on vehicles you have in stock that were complied prior to the rule coming into force.
Call 021 585221 or email email@example.com today to discuss options.