Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and All Auto Recalls Australia Partner to Recover Affected Takata Airbag Inflators
The mandatory recall notice issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), requires all manufacturers to account for all Affected Takata Airbag Inflators (ATAIs) that were used in their vehicles by 31 December 2020.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is absolutely committed to doing everything possible to locate every ATAI from the auto recycling industry.
Luis Gonzalez, Products Safety and Recalls Manager at FCA said:
“Our partnership with All Auto Recalls is a critical component of this effort and commitment by FCA. We are proud to be working closely with the All Auto Recalls team who have already, in only a few days, helped us account for more ATAIs than we’ve been able to locate in the past year.”
The relationship between the two organisations is such that All Auto Recalls will manage the retrieval of ATAIs on behalf of FCA from the salvage and auto recycling industry.
Chris Daglis, Managing Director of All Auto Recalls said:
“We are working with over 300 recyclers across Australia on a day to day basis and have well in excess of 600,000 VINs under our recalls management platform. Vehicle manufacturers such as FCA recognise that All Auto Recalls offer significant value to their endeavour to meet their obligations under the ACCC mandatory recall. In this specific case, we have enabled FCA to account for 5 times the amount of ATAIs than that which they had accounted for to date from the automotive recycling industry.”
All Auto Recalls this week began their outreach program for FCA to all their recycler members and will continue to do so in the coming months. Chad Counselman, Technical Sales Manager at All Auto Recalls said:
“The response from our members has been excellent. We have over one hundred Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler airbags already on their way back to our warehouse and more on their way. We are here to help the auto recyclers meet their obligations, work with them to put good recall practices within their businesses and make sure the parts they are selling are safe. We can guarantee vehicle manufacturers that are serious about accounting for as many of these ticking time bombs as possible, that engaging All Auto Recalls will deliver a better outcome than they would otherwise achieve. What we’ve done for FCA in just days, is proof of that.”