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Saab Recalls

SAAB: 900: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V099000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1979
Manufacturer Component Description: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19780601 - 19790101
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3500
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19790504
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19790417
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Defect Summary:

THE HEADLAMP RELAY MAY FAIL IN SUCH A WAY AS TO CAUSE THE HEADLAMPS TO FAIL TO SWITCH FROM LOW TO HIGH BEAM (OR VICE VERSA) WHEN THE CONTROL SWITCH IS OPERATED. ALSO, THE HEADLAMPS MAY SHUT OFF INTERMITTENTLY OR COMPLETELY.

Corrective Summary:

DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE HEADLAMP RELAY, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: LIGHTING AND COMMUNICATIONS; HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE HEADLAMPS SHUT OFF, OTHER DRIVERS MAY NOT SEETHE VEHICLE AND THE DRIVER MAY NOT SEE THE ROAD. A VEHICLE ACCIDENT COULDRESULT.

SAAB: 900: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 83V068000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1979
Manufacturer Component Description: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19771001 - 19800601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12096
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19830829
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19830714
Record Creation Date: 19830810

Defect Summary:

A PROBLEM RELATING TO THE FRONT EXHAUST PIPE BRACKET ATTACHMENT COULD CAUSE LEAKING OF TRANSMISSION OIL. TRANSMISSION COULD LOCK UP DUE TO LACK OF PROPER OIL LUBRICATION.

Corrective Summary:

DEALER WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING EXHAUST PIPE BRACKET WITH ONE THAT ATTACHES TO THE SIDE OF THE TRANSMISSION. THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL COVER GASKET WILL ALSO BE REPLACED, USING SCREWS INSTEAD OF STUDS.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; EXHAUST PIPE BRACKET ATTACHMENT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: TRANSMISSION LOCK UP COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT ANDPERSONAL INJURY.NOTE: UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS CORRECTED, OWNER SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE TRANSMISSIONOIL IS KEPT AT AN ADEQUATE LEVEL. IF THE OIL LEVEL SINKS TOO LOW, THEDIFFERENTIAL MAY BEGIN TO WHINE AND IT MAY BECOME INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TOCHANGE GEARS.

SAAB: 900: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V230000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1979
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19780801 - 19790701
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2912
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19800131
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19791019
Record Creation Date: 19791213

Defect Summary:

THE INSULATION OF THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE MAY POSSIBLY MELT OR BECOME BRITTLE DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES WHICH MAY BE GENERATED IN THE VICINITY OF THE CABLE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALER WILL REPLACE THE "B+" CABLE (POSITIVE CABLE FROM STARTER), ADD PROTECTIVE SLEEVES OVER THE STARTER WIRING HARNESS, AND INSTALL A NEW HEAT GUARD FOR THE BATTERY, WITHOUT CHARGE.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; BATTERY CABLE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: DEGRADATION OF THE INSULATION MAY RESULT IN THE VEHICLEBEING DISABLED. A FIRE MAY ALSO IGNITE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT, CAUSINGVEHICLE DAMAGE AND INJURY TO VEHICLE PASSENGERS.NOTE: OWNER IS ADVISED TO FREQUENTLY INSPECT THE BATTERY CASE, STARTER HARNESS,AND STARTER CABLE (PARTICULARLY BETWEEN THE FENDER WELL CLAMP AND THE STARTER)FOR SIGNS OF MELTING. VEHICLE SHOULD ALSO NOT BE USED FOR TRAILER TOWING PRIORTO REPAIR.

SAAB: 900: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V206000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1979
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19740801 - 19790601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61739
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19791113
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19790914
Record Creation Date: 19791212

Defect Summary:

UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS SUCH AS AMBIENT HUMIDITY AND VEHICLE PRE-CONDITIONING BY REPEATED COLD START, AND SHORT TRIP DRIVING CYCLES IN COMBINATION WITH SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES, THERE EXISTS THE POSSIBILITY FOR ICE TO FORM IN THE THROTTLE HOUSING AND TEMPORARILY IMPEDE FULL CLOSURE OF THE THROTTLE PLATE WHEN THE ACCELERATOR IS RELEASED. THIS ICE BUILD-UP IN THE THROTTLE HOUSING MAY CAUSE HESITATION IN VEHICLE DECELERATION AND INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES.

Corrective Summary:

THE DEALER WILL MODIFY THE ENGINE INTAKE SYSTEM TO FURTHER IMPROVE PREHEATING OF INCOMING AIR IN COLD WEATHER. THIS WILL BE DONE FREE OF CHARGE.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; THROTTLE HOUSING.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

SAAB: 900: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 83V068000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1980
Manufacturer Component Description: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19771001 - 19800601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12096
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19830829
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19830714
Record Creation Date: 19830810

Defect Summary:

A PROBLEM RELATING TO THE FRONT EXHAUST PIPE BRACKET ATTACHMENT COULD CAUSE LEAKING OF TRANSMISSION OIL. TRANSMISSION COULD LOCK UP DUE TO LACK OF PROPER OIL LUBRICATION.

Corrective Summary:

DEALER WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING EXHAUST PIPE BRACKET WITH ONE THAT ATTACHES TO THE SIDE OF THE TRANSMISSION. THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL COVER GASKET WILL ALSO BE REPLACED, USING SCREWS INSTEAD OF STUDS.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; EXHAUST PIPE BRACKET ATTACHMENT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: TRANSMISSION LOCK UP COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT ANDPERSONAL INJURY.NOTE: UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS CORRECTED, OWNER SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE TRANSMISSIONOIL IS KEPT AT AN ADEQUATE LEVEL. IF THE OIL LEVEL SINKS TOO LOW, THEDIFFERENTIAL MAY BEGIN TO WHINE AND IT MAY BECOME INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TOCHANGE GEARS.

SAAB: 900: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

NHTSA Campaign Number: 80V123000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1980
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19790901 - 19800701
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15213
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19801031
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19800923
Record Creation Date: 19801016

Defect Summary:

THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT THE MOUNTING COLLAR FOR THE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP, SUBMERGED IN THE FUEL, COULD PARTIALLY DETACH FROM THE TOP OF THE TANK AND CAUSE A FUEL LEAK.

Corrective Summary:

DEALER WILL REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP SUPPORT AND REMOUNT THE PUMP AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; ELECTRICAL FUEL PUMP, MOUNTING COLLAR.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LEAKING FUEL MAY ENTER THE TOOL WELL AND/OR DRIP TO THEGROUND AT THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THIS WOULD CREATE A RISK OF FIRE, POSSIBLYRESULTING IN VEHICLE DAMAGE AND PERSONAL INJURY.NOTE: DRIVER MAY BE ALERTED TO THE PROBLEM BY A STRONG FUEL ODOR AND A DISTINCTINCREASE IN THE NOISE LEVEL FROM FUEL PUMP OPERATION.

SAAB: 900: SEAT BELTS:FRONT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 81V147000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1981
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19800801 - 19810301
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3500
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19820106
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19811208
Record Creation Date: 19811222

Defect Summary:

THERE MAY BE AN INSUFFICIENT PERMANENT LUBRICATION IN THE BUCKLE/RELEASE MECHANISM OF THE TYPE 2 SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES. THIS MAY CAUSE FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS TO HAVE DIFFICULTY IN FULLY FASTENING SEAT BELTS, ALTHOUGH THEY MAY SEEM TO BE FULLY FASTENED.

Corrective Summary:

A SPECIAL WAX LUBRICANT WILL BE SPRAYED INTO THE BUCKLE RECEPTACLE SLOT TO REMEDY DEFECT AND PREVENT REOCCURANCE. THIS WILL BE DONE WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELT BUCKLE MECHANISM.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS FALSE FEELING THAT THE SEAT BELT IS LATCHED CANINCREASE THE CHANCES OF INJURY DURING AN ACCIDENT BECAUSE THE TONGUE CAN POPOUT OF THE LATCH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.NOTE: UNTIL CORRECTIVE ACTION IS TAKEN, PULL UPWARD ON THE SEAT BELT AFTERFASTENING IT TO CHECK THAT IT IS SECURELY LATCHED.

SAAB: 900: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

NHTSA Campaign Number: 84V019000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1981
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19800801 - 19820701
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24705
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19840611
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19840229
Record Creation Date: 19840309

Defect Summary:

POOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTION AT THE FUEL GAUGE TRANSMITTER MAY RESULT IN A STOPPAGE OF THE FUEL PUMP AND ENGINE STALLING. IN EXTREME CASES, FUEL VAPOR MAY LEAK FROM THE FUEL TANK.

Corrective Summary:

THE FUEL GAUGE TRANSMITTER WILL BE INSPECTED AND REPLACED, IF DAMAGED.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH FUEL INJECTION.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL PUMP.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: ENGINE STALLING OR LEAKING FUEL VAPORS COULD CAUSE ASAFETY HAZARD ON THE ROAD, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN AN ACCIDENT OR PERSONALINJURY.

SAAB: 900: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

NHTSA Campaign Number: 84V019000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1982
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19800801 - 19820701
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24705
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19840611
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19840229
Record Creation Date: 19840309

Defect Summary:

POOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTION AT THE FUEL GAUGE TRANSMITTER MAY RESULT IN A STOPPAGE OF THE FUEL PUMP AND ENGINE STALLING. IN EXTREME CASES, FUEL VAPOR MAY LEAK FROM THE FUEL TANK.

Corrective Summary:

THE FUEL GAUGE TRANSMITTER WILL BE INSPECTED AND REPLACED, IF DAMAGED.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH FUEL INJECTION.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL PUMP.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: ENGINE STALLING OR LEAKING FUEL VAPORS COULD CAUSE ASAFETY HAZARD ON THE ROAD, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN AN ACCIDENT OR PERSONALINJURY.

SAAB: 900: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

NHTSA Campaign Number: 84V012000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1983
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19821001 - 19830201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8154
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19840406
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19840206
Record Creation Date: 19840224

Defect Summary:

THE ELECTRICAL CABLE BETWEEN THE STARTER AND THE ALTERNATOR MAY RUB AGAINST A BRAKE LINE THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE WHEEL WELL ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.

Corrective Summary:

THE CABLE CONNECTION AT THE ALTERNATOR WILL BE ADJUSTED AND THE CABLE WILL BE RELOCATED SO IT DOES NOT CHAFE. ANY DAMAGE TO THE CABLE WILL BE REPAIRED.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM; BATTERY CABLE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE CABLE INSULATION MAY BECOME DAMAGED AND COULDRESULT IN A SHORT CIRCUIT, POSSIBLY LEADING TO AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS MAY RESULT.

SAAB: 900: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD

NHTSA Campaign Number: 85V036000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1984
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19830801 - 19831101
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11659
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19850402
Record Creation Date: 19850416

Defect Summary:

THE ELECTRICAL CABLE BETWEEN THE STARTER AND THE ALTERNATOR CAN RUB AGAINST THE BRAKE FLUID PIPE ATTACHED TO THE LEFT INNER WHEELHOUSE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: RUBBING WILL EVENTUALLY DAMAGE THE CABLE INSULATION AND RESULT IN A SHORT CIRCUIT WHICH MAY CAUSE A FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

THE CABLE CONNECTION AT THE ALTERNATOR WILL BE ADJUSTED AND THE CABLE REPOSITIONED TO ELIMINATE RUBBING.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS. SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL CABLE.

SAAB: 900: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 85V060000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1985
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19840801 - 19850401
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11122
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19850508
Record Creation Date: 19850514

Defect Summary:

THE FLEXIBLE FUEL HOSE MAY HAVE BEEN TURNED OUT OF ITS NORMAL POSITION AND HAVE A SHARP BEND OR TWIST NEAR ONE OF ITS FITTINGS. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: THIS COULD LEAD TO HOSE RUPTURE, FUEL LEAKAGE, AND POSSIBLY A FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

ADJUST THE POSITION OF THE FUEL HOSE BETWEEN THE INJECTOR FUEL RAIL AND FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TURBO PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH AIR CONDITIONING.SYSTEM: FUEL HOSE.

SAAB: 900: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 86V057000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1986
Manufacturer Component Description: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19860101 - 19860101
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 59
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19860702
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19860428
Record Creation Date: 19860501

Defect Summary:

THE BOLT IN THE UPPER STEERING COLUMN U-JOINT CLAMP MAY HAVE BEEN OVER TORQUED AND MAY BREAK. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: A BROKEN U-JOINT CLAMP MAY ALLOW THE STEERING SHAFT TO PULL OUT OF THE JOINT AND RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND POSSIBLY AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:

REPLACE AND PROPERLY TORQUE BOLT.

Notes:

SYSTEM: STEERING/U-JOINT CLAMP BOLT.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

SAAB: 900: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 87V013000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1986
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19860601 - 19861201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15446
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19870323
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19870210
Record Creation Date: 19870213

Defect Summary:

THE FUEL HOSE BETWEEN THE PRESSURE REGULATOR AND THE INJECTOR FUEL RAIL MAY RUPTURE DUE TO STRESS.

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD RESULT IN A FUEL LEAK AND POSSIBLY A FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

REPLACE FUEL HOSE WITH NEW PREFORMED PLASTIC HOSE.

Notes:

SYSTEM: ENGINE/FUEL INJECTION HOSE.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

SAAB: 900: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 88V173000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1987
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19860801 - 19880601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 70000
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19890118
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19881101
Record Creation Date: 19881117

Defect Summary:

WIRING HARNESS MAY CHAFE AGAINST SHARP EDGES UNDER THE DASHBOARD AND AGAINST A SUPPORT UNDER THE REAR SEAT (1988 MODELS ONLY).

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD CAUSE A SHORT CIRCUIT; THE RESULTING HEATBUILDUP COULD CAUSE SMOKE OR A FIRE IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT.

Corrective Summary:

INSTALL RUBBER PROTECTIVE STRIPS TO SHARP EDGES AND COMPLETELY ENCASE WIRE HARNESS IN A PROTECTIVE PLASTIC TUBE.

Notes:

SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL/WIRING HARNESS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

SAAB: 900: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 87V013000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1987
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19860601 - 19861201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15446
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19870323
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19870210
Record Creation Date: 19870213

Defect Summary:

THE FUEL HOSE BETWEEN THE PRESSURE REGULATOR AND THE INJECTOR FUEL RAIL MAY RUPTURE DUE TO STRESS.

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD RESULT IN A FUEL LEAK AND POSSIBLY A FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

REPLACE FUEL HOSE WITH NEW PREFORMED PLASTIC HOSE.

Notes:

SYSTEM: ENGINE/FUEL INJECTION HOSE.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

SAAB: 900: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 88V173000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1988
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19860801 - 19880601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 70000
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19890118
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19881101
Record Creation Date: 19881117

Defect Summary:

WIRING HARNESS MAY CHAFE AGAINST SHARP EDGES UNDER THE DASHBOARD AND AGAINST A SUPPORT UNDER THE REAR SEAT (1988 MODELS ONLY).

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD CAUSE A SHORT CIRCUIT; THE RESULTING HEATBUILDUP COULD CAUSE SMOKE OR A FIRE IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT.

Corrective Summary:

INSTALL RUBBER PROTECTIVE STRIPS TO SHARP EDGES AND COMPLETELY ENCASE WIRE HARNESS IN A PROTECTIVE PLASTIC TUBE.

Notes:

SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL/WIRING HARNESS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

SAAB: 900: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

NHTSA Campaign Number: 88V149000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1988
Manufacturer Component Description: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19880601 - 19880801
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3000
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19880920
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19880907
Record Creation Date: 19880920

Defect Summary:

BOLTS USED IN THE ATTACHMENTS OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION SYSTEM CONTROL ARMS MAY BE DEFECTIVE.

Consequence Summary:

IF MORE THAN ONE OF THE THREE BOLTS SHOULD FAIL, LOWERFRONT CONTROL ARM COULD COME LOOSE LEADING TO LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF AFRONT WHEEL.

Corrective Summary:

REPLACE BOLTS WITH PROPER SPECIFICATION BOLTS.

Notes:

SYSTEM: FRONT SUSPENSION CONTROL ARM BOLTS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

SAAB: 900: VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM

NHTSA Campaign Number: 89V104000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1989
Manufacturer Component Description: VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19880801 - 19890101
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6000
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19890728
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19890627
Record Creation Date: 19890723

Defect Summary:

UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, A REVERSE CURRENT MIGHT FLOW THROUGH A WIRE CABLE BETWEEN THE AIR RECIRCULATION SWITCH AND A MICROSWITCH.

Consequence Summary:

HEATER FAN RESISTOR WOULD OVERHEAT AND SMOKE IN THEPASSENGER COMPARTMENT HEATING SYSTEM, CAUSING DISCOMFORT AND BREATHING HAZARDSTO THE DRIVER AND PASSENGERS.

Corrective Summary:

DISCONNECT ELECTRICAL WIRE CABLE AND SECURE BY TAPE AROUND CABLE HARNESS.

Notes:

SYSTEM:HEATING.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:PASSENGER CARS.

SAAB: 900: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 88V185000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1989
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19880901 - 19881001
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1586
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19881130
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19881128
Record Creation Date: 19881206

Defect Summary:

FUEL FILTER MAY NOT MEET THE SPECIFICATION CONCERNING LEAKAGE CRITERIA DUE TO LOW TEMPERATURE DURING THE GLUING PROCESS.

Consequence Summary:

FUEL FILTER MAY LEAK CREATING A POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD.

Corrective Summary:

REPLACE FUEL FILTER.

Notes:

SYSTEM: FUEL FILTER.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

SAAB: 900: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V226000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19940301 - 19941001
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10584
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19950112
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19941118
Record Creation Date: 19941129

Defect Summary:

ONE OR MORE OF THE ARC WELDS CAN BE MISSING ON THE SEAT BACK FRAME RECLINER.

Consequence Summary:

THIS CAN RESULT IN A SEAT BACK FALLING BACKWARDS UNDER A LOAD.

Corrective Summary:

BOTH FRONT SEAT BACKS WILL BE INSPECTED WITH THE USE OF A HOOK TO PULL BACK THE SEAT BACK UPHOLSTERY. FOR ANY SEAT WITH MISSING WELDS, THE SEAT BACK FRAME/RECLINER WILL BE REPLACED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEMS; SEAT; BUCKET; SEAT BACK.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB AT1-800-955-9007. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: SEATS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V110000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19930801 - 19940601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3252
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19940909
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19940613
Record Creation Date: 19940623

Defect Summary:

A WELD IN THE SEAT RAILS WAS NOT MADE, INCREASING THE RISK OF FATIGUE CRACKS FORMING AROUND THE ATTACHMENT BUSHINGS ON THE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM, CAUSING THE POSSIBILITY OF THE HEIGHT ADJUSTER BREAKING IN A REAR END COLLISION AND ALLOWING THE SEAT TO FOLD BACKWARDS.

Consequence Summary:

THIS CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO SEAT OCCUPANTS.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW FRONT SEAT FRAME RAILS.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEMS; SEATS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS; HATCHBACKS WITH NON-POWER FRONT DRIVERSEATS.NOTE: IF THE VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V068000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19930801 - 19940901
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8993
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19950707
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19950329
Record Creation Date: 19950404

Defect Summary:

IT IS POSSIBLE TO MOVE THE SHIFT LEVER INTO THE REVERSE GEAR POSITION, REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY, AND STILL HAVE THE TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL, OR, TO ACCIDENTLY DISENGAGE REVERSE BY STRIKING THE GEAR LEVER.

Consequence Summary:

IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED, THE CAR CAN ROLL FROM ITS ORIGINAL PARKED POSITION INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE TRANSMISSION LINKAGE COMPONENTS AND COMPLETE A SPECIALLY DEVELOPED SERVICE ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE THAT WILL ENSURE THAT WHEN THE SHIFT IS MOVED TO THE REVERSE POSITION, THE REVERSE GEAR IS ACTUALLY ENGAGED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: POWERTRAIN; TRANSMISSION; STANDARD; MANUAL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V174000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19930901 - 19940701
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9814
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19941215
Recall Initiated By: OVSC
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19940914
Record Creation Date: 19940922
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 214

Defect Summary:

THE TWO WELD POINTS IN THE REARWARD ATTACHMENT BRACKET FOR THE SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION BEAM IN THE REAR DOOR MAY BE OUT OF POSITION. IF THE WELDS ARE OUT OF POSITION, THE VEHICLES WILL NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 214, S5, "SIDE DOOR STRENGTH."

Consequence Summary:

CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: PASSENGERS SITTING IN THE REAR SEATS WILL BE SUBJECT TO AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A SIDE COLLISION.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL SUPPORT BRACKETS AT THE SUPPORT WELD LOCATIONS.

Notes:

SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; DOOR ASSEMBLY; FRAME AND PANEL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.NOTE:IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V038000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19930906 - 19971221
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 92505
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980615
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19980224
Record Creation Date: 19980227
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 108

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPERLY AIMING THE HEADLIGHTING SYSTEM WERE OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

Consequence Summary:

IF THE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE REPLACED, CUSTOMERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY AIM THE HEADLIGHTS.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE SENT AIMING INSTRUCTIONS, AND DIRECTIONS FOR AFFIXING THESE INSERTS TO THE OWNER GUIDES. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, A DEALER CAN AFFIX THE INSERTS IN THEIR OWNER GUIDE FOR THEM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 15, 1998.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE INSTRUCTIONS AND LABELS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 900: SEATS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V127000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19940301 - 19950101
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1015
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19941020
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19940708
Record Creation Date: 19940713

Defect Summary:

TWO TRIGGER SPRINGS MOUNTED TO THE FORE/AFT ADJUSTMENT LEVER DO NOT DEVELOP SUFFICIENT FORCE TO PROPERLY LOCK THE SEAT RAILS. AFTER THE SEAT IS ADJUSTED, THIS DOES NOT ALLOW THE SEAT RAIL LOCK TO PROPERLY ENGAGE, WHICH CAN CAUSE THE SEAT TO MOVE IN A SUDDEN STOP OR COLLISION.

Consequence Summary:

THIS CAN INCREASE THE POSSIBILITY OF INJURY TO A SEAT OCCUPANT IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REMOVE BOTH FRONT SEATS AND THE TWO SPRINGS ON EACH SEAT WILL BE REPLACED WITH NEW SPRINGS WITH PROPER TENSION TO ENSURE PROPER ENGAGEMENT.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEMS; TRACKS AND ANCHORS; FRONT SEAT.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH NON-POWER FRONT SEATS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V074000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19930801 - 19940301
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7443
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19940615
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19940416
Record Creation Date: 19940503

Defect Summary:

THE ORIGINAL FRONT BRAKE DISCS AND/OR PADS SHIELDS DO NOT PROTECT THE ASSEMBLIES FROM BEING COATED WITH A LAYER OF SLUSH, ROAD SALT OR WATER WHILE DRIVING IN SNOW OR HEAVY RAIN. THIS CAN RESULT IN A DELAY IN BRAKING ACTION THAT INCREASES NORMAL STOPPING DISTANCE.

Consequence Summary:

INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCE COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ORIGINAL FRONT BRAKE SHIELDS WITH A NEW DESIGN. AN ADDITIONAL HOLE WILL BE DRILLED IN THE STEERING KING PIN HOUSING TO ATTACH A LARGER COVER PLATE. A SMALLER PROTECTION PLATE WILL ALSO BE ATTACHED TO THE EXISTING TWO BOLTS IN THE HUB.

Notes:

SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; SHOE; DISC BRAKE SYSTEMVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 97V046000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 52500
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19970505
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19970321
Record Creation Date: 19970325

Defect Summary:

CORROSION AROUND THE ZINC-COATED THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER BUSHING CAN CAUSE THE THROTTLE LEVER TO BIND.

Consequence Summary:

THIS BINDING CAN RESULT IN THE THROTTLE PLATE NOT RETURNING TO THE CLOSED POSITION WHEN THE THROTTLE PEDAL IS RELEASED AND A SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF THROTTLE CONTROL.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ZINC-COATED THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER BUSHING WITH A NICKEL-COATED BUSHING AND BOLT.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MAY 1, 1997. NOTE:OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V226000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1995
Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19940301 - 19941001
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10584
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19950112
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19941118
Record Creation Date: 19941129

Defect Summary:

ONE OR MORE OF THE ARC WELDS CAN BE MISSING ON THE SEAT BACK FRAME RECLINER.

Consequence Summary:

THIS CAN RESULT IN A SEAT BACK FALLING BACKWARDS UNDER A LOAD.

Corrective Summary:

BOTH FRONT SEAT BACKS WILL BE INSPECTED WITH THE USE OF A HOOK TO PULL BACK THE SEAT BACK UPHOLSTERY. FOR ANY SEAT WITH MISSING WELDS, THE SEAT BACK FRAME/RECLINER WILL BE REPLACED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEMS; SEAT; BUCKET; SEAT BACK.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB AT1-800-955-9007. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V068000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1995
Manufacturer Component Description: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19930801 - 19940901
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8993
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19950707
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19950329
Record Creation Date: 19950404

Defect Summary:

IT IS POSSIBLE TO MOVE THE SHIFT LEVER INTO THE REVERSE GEAR POSITION, REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY, AND STILL HAVE THE TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL, OR, TO ACCIDENTLY DISENGAGE REVERSE BY STRIKING THE GEAR LEVER.

Consequence Summary:

IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED, THE CAR CAN ROLL FROM ITS ORIGINAL PARKED POSITION INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE TRANSMISSION LINKAGE COMPONENTS AND COMPLETE A SPECIALLY DEVELOPED SERVICE ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE THAT WILL ENSURE THAT WHEN THE SHIFT IS MOVED TO THE REVERSE POSITION, THE REVERSE GEAR IS ACTUALLY ENGAGED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: POWERTRAIN; TRANSMISSION; STANDARD; MANUAL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V066000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1995
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19940701 - 19941201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5383
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19950707
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19950329
Record Creation Date: 19950404

Defect Summary:

UPON STARTUP, A VOLTAGE DROP TO THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE CAN CAUSE A MALFUNCTION WHERE ENGINE SPEED FLUCTUATES FROM 600 TO 3,000 RPM FOR UP TO 30 SECONDS BEFORE NORMAL ENGINE IDLE OF 900 RPM.

Consequence Summary:

UNEXPECTED MOVEMENT OF THE VEHICLE MAY CAUSE THE DRIVER TO LOSE CONTROL AND INCREASE THE POTENTIAL OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW REVISED ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE.

Notes:

SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; IGNITION; ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BOSCH "MOTRONIC 2.10.3" ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM AND SECONDARY AIR INJECTION.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: AIR BAGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 02V308000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1995
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15012
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19940112 - 19950428
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 20476
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20030404
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20021114
Record Creation Date: 20021119

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE AIR BAG ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IS DESIGNED TO SENSE AND DISCRIMINATE FRONTAL IMPACT EVENTS, COMMAND AIR BAG AND SEAT BELT PRETENSIONER DEPLOYMENTS IN A TIMELY MANNER, AND PERFORM CONTINUOUS DIAGNOSTICS OF THE AIR BAG SYSTEM IN THE VEHICLE. DUE TO THE POSSIBLE INSUFFICIENT SEALING OF THE BOTTOM OF AN ELECTROLYTE CAPACITOR, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR IT TO LEAK ELECTROLYTE WITHIN THE AIR BAG ECU. ALSO, IN HIGH HUMIDITY ENVIRONMENTS, THE OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONER CAN CAUSE RAPID COOLING OF THE ECU, WHICH IN TURN MAY CAUSE THE FORMATION OF CONDENSATION WITH THE UNIT.

Consequence Summary:

IF THIS MOISTURE COMES INTO CONTACT WITH THE ELECTROLYTE FROM THE CAPACITOR, IT FORMS A HIGHLY CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL THAT COULD CREATE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT. THIS ELECTRICAL SHORT COULD TRIGGER THE AIR BAGS AND SEAT BELT PRETENSIONERS.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW AIR BAG ECU. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 4, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15012.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 900: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V008000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1995
Manufacturer Component Description: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19940301 - 19950701
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8988
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960210
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19960123
Record Creation Date: 19960125

Defect Summary:

THE STEERING COLUMN SHAFT WAS INCORRECTLY INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE CAUSING THE COLUMN TO BE OUT OF ALIGNMENT.

Consequence Summary:

IF MISALIGNED, AN ALUMINUM CONNECTING PIECE CAN FAIL DUE TO FATIGUE, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING COLUMN ALIGNMENT TO ENSURE THAT NO MISALIGNMENT EXISTS. IF A MISALIGNMENT IS FOUND, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY AS A UNIT.

Notes:

SYSTEM: STEERING; COLUMN.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CONVERTIBLE PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED IN VALMET, FINLAND. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V038000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1995
Manufacturer Component Description: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19930906 - 19971221
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 92505
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980615
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19980224
Record Creation Date: 19980227
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 108

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPERLY AIMING THE HEADLIGHTING SYSTEM WERE OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

Consequence Summary:

IF THE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE REPLACED, CUSTOMERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY AIM THE HEADLIGHTS.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE SENT AIMING INSTRUCTIONS, AND DIRECTIONS FOR AFFIXING THESE INSERTS TO THE OWNER GUIDES. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, A DEALER CAN AFFIX THE INSERTS IN THEIR OWNER GUIDE FOR THEM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 15, 1998.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE INSTRUCTIONS AND LABELS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 900: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 97V046000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1995
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 52500
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19970505
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19970321
Record Creation Date: 19970325

Defect Summary:

CORROSION AROUND THE ZINC-COATED THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER BUSHING CAN CAUSE THE THROTTLE LEVER TO BIND.

Consequence Summary:

THIS BINDING CAN RESULT IN THE THROTTLE PLATE NOT RETURNING TO THE CLOSED POSITION WHEN THE THROTTLE PEDAL IS RELEASED AND A SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF THROTTLE CONTROL.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ZINC-COATED THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER BUSHING WITH A NICKEL-COATED BUSHING AND BOLT.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MAY 1, 1997. NOTE:OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V038000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1996
Manufacturer Component Description: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19930906 - 19971221
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 92505
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980615
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19980224
Record Creation Date: 19980227
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 108

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPERLY AIMING THE HEADLIGHTING SYSTEM WERE OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

Consequence Summary:

IF THE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE REPLACED, CUSTOMERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY AIM THE HEADLIGHTS.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE SENT AIMING INSTRUCTIONS, AND DIRECTIONS FOR AFFIXING THESE INSERTS TO THE OWNER GUIDES. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, A DEALER CAN AFFIX THE INSERTS IN THEIR OWNER GUIDE FOR THEM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 15, 1998.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE INSTRUCTIONS AND LABELS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 900: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V077000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1996
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19960301 - 19960401
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1058
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960515
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19960503
Record Creation Date: 19960508
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 209

Defect Summary:

DURING STATIC TESTING OF BELT ANCHORAGE POINTS, THE OUTBOARD ATTACHMENT PLATE BEING USED IN THE TESTING DEFORMED AND DETACHED FROM THE SEAT ANCHORAGE. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES" AND NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES."

Consequence Summary:

CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: THE BELT MAY NOT LATCH PROPERLY INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO AN OCCUPANT SHOULD A VEHICLE CRASH OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SAFETY BELT ASSEMBLIES FOR THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE. ANY ASSEMBLY WITH DATE YEAR 96 WEEK 10 DAY 2 WILL BE REPLACED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT AND SHOULDER BELTS AND BELT ANCHOR; FMVSS NO. 209 AND 210. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.NOTE: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MAY 15, 1996. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 97V046000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1996
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 52500
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19970505
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19970321
Record Creation Date: 19970325

Defect Summary:

CORROSION AROUND THE ZINC-COATED THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER BUSHING CAN CAUSE THE THROTTLE LEVER TO BIND.

Consequence Summary:

THIS BINDING CAN RESULT IN THE THROTTLE PLATE NOT RETURNING TO THE CLOSED POSITION WHEN THE THROTTLE PEDAL IS RELEASED AND A SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF THROTTLE CONTROL.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ZINC-COATED THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER BUSHING WITH A NICKEL-COATED BUSHING AND BOLT.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MAY 1, 1997. NOTE:OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V139000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1997
Manufacturer Component Description: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19970225 - 19971221
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 39313
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980901
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19980623
Record Creation Date: 19980630
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE AIR BAG ALERT LABEL ON THE DRIVER SIDE VISOR WAS OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."

Consequence Summary:

THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT MAY NOT PROPERLY UNDERSTAND THE OPERATION OF THE AIR BAG SYSTEM AND THE NEED TO USE SEAT BELTS.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH AN ALERT LABEL TO BE INSTALLED ON THE VISIBLE SIDE OF THE DRIVER'S SUN VISOR. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, THEIR DEALER CAN INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATIONBEGAN SEPTEMBER 1,1998.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE ALERT LABEL WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONBLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 900: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V038000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1997
Manufacturer Component Description: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19930906 - 19971221
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 92505
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980615
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19980224
Record Creation Date: 19980227
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 108

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPERLY AIMING THE HEADLIGHTING SYSTEM WERE OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

Consequence Summary:

IF THE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE REPLACED, CUSTOMERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY AIM THE HEADLIGHTS.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE SENT AIMING INSTRUCTIONS, AND DIRECTIONS FOR AFFIXING THESE INSERTS TO THE OWNER GUIDES. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, A DEALER CAN AFFIX THE INSERTS IN THEIR OWNER GUIDE FOR THEM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 15, 1998.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE INSTRUCTIONS AND LABELS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 900: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 97V046000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1997
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 52500
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19970505
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19970321
Record Creation Date: 19970325

Defect Summary:

CORROSION AROUND THE ZINC-COATED THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER BUSHING CAN CAUSE THE THROTTLE LEVER TO BIND.

Consequence Summary:

THIS BINDING CAN RESULT IN THE THROTTLE PLATE NOT RETURNING TO THE CLOSED POSITION WHEN THE THROTTLE PEDAL IS RELEASED AND A SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF THROTTLE CONTROL.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ZINC-COATED THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER BUSHING WITH A NICKEL-COATED BUSHING AND BOLT.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MAY 1, 1997. NOTE:OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

SAAB: 900: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V139000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1998
Manufacturer Component Description: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19970225 - 19971221
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 39313
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980901
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19980623
Record Creation Date: 19980630
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE AIR BAG ALERT LABEL ON THE DRIVER SIDE VISOR WAS OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."

Consequence Summary:

THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT MAY NOT PROPERLY UNDERSTAND THE OPERATION OF THE AIR BAG SYSTEM AND THE NEED TO USE SEAT BELTS.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH AN ALERT LABEL TO BE INSTALLED ON THE VISIBLE SIDE OF THE DRIVER'S SUN VISOR. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, THEIR DEALER CAN INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATIONBEGAN SEPTEMBER 1,1998.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE ALERT LABEL WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONBLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 900: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V038000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1998
Manufacturer Component Description: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19930906 - 19971221
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 92505
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980615
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19980224
Record Creation Date: 19980227
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 108

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPERLY AIMING THE HEADLIGHTING SYSTEM WERE OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

Consequence Summary:

IF THE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE REPLACED, CUSTOMERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY AIM THE HEADLIGHTS.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE SENT AIMING INSTRUCTIONS, AND DIRECTIONS FOR AFFIXING THESE INSERTS TO THE OWNER GUIDES. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, A DEALER CAN AFFIX THE INSERTS IN THEIR OWNER GUIDE FOR THEM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 15, 1998.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE INSTRUCTIONS AND LABELS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 900: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V222000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 900
Model Year: 1998
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19970717 - 19971221
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12036
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010924
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20010702
Record Creation Date: 20010713

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. STATIC ELECTRICITY CAN BUILD UP WITHIN THE PASSENGER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE AND CREATE ENOUGH OF A CHARGE TO CAUSE AN INADVERTENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. MOST OF THESE INADVERTENT DEPLOYMENTS HAVE OCCURRED IN COOLER, DRY WEATHER, AND HAVE GENERALLY INCLUDED DUSTING OR WIPING OF THE DASHBOARD, STARTING THE CAR, OR CLOSING THE DOOR.

Consequence Summary:

UNEXPECTED AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT CAN RESULT IN OCCUPANT INJURY.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FRONT PASSENGER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE GROUNDING STRAP. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 24, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9000: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 86V143000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1986
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19850601 - 19860601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9590
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19861208
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19861027
Record Creation Date: 19861029

Defect Summary:

THE WIRING HARNESS MAY CHAFE AGAINST THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR BRACKET. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF A SHORT CIRCUIT DEVELOPS, IT COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

AFFIX TWO RUBBER STRIPS TO THE VERTICAL EDGES OF THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR BRACKET.

Notes:

SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL/WIRING HARNESS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

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SAAB: 9000: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 90V001000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1986
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19850901 - 19891201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24379
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19900305
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19901102
Record Creation Date: 19900116

Defect Summary:

ABRASION ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT CARD IN THE COMBINATION NEUTRAL SAFETY/BACKUP LAMP SWITCH OPERATED BY THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION GEAR SELECTOR MAY CAUSE RESIDUE TO COLLECT IN ELECTRICAL AREA ON THE CIRCUIT CARD.

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD CAUSE OVERHEATING OF THE SWITCH ASSEMBLY WITHSMOKE AND POSSIBLY A FIRE IN THE CENTER CONSOLE AREA.

Corrective Summary:

ADD AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT, INCLUDING A RELAY, TO THE BACKUP LAMP CIRCUIT TO REDUCE THE CURRENT THAT CAN FLOW THROUGH THE COMBINATION SWITCH.

Notes:

SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.

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SAAB: 9000: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 90V001000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1987
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19850901 - 19891201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24379
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19900305
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19901102
Record Creation Date: 19900116

Defect Summary:

ABRASION ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT CARD IN THE COMBINATION NEUTRAL SAFETY/BACKUP LAMP SWITCH OPERATED BY THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION GEAR SELECTOR MAY CAUSE RESIDUE TO COLLECT IN ELECTRICAL AREA ON THE CIRCUIT CARD.

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD CAUSE OVERHEATING OF THE SWITCH ASSEMBLY WITHSMOKE AND POSSIBLY A FIRE IN THE CENTER CONSOLE AREA.

Corrective Summary:

ADD AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT, INCLUDING A RELAY, TO THE BACKUP LAMP CIRCUIT TO REDUCE THE CURRENT THAT CAN FLOW THROUGH THE COMBINATION SWITCH.

Notes:

SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.

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SAAB: 9000: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 90V001000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1988
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19850901 - 19891201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24379
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19900305
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19901102
Record Creation Date: 19900116

Defect Summary:

ABRASION ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT CARD IN THE COMBINATION NEUTRAL SAFETY/BACKUP LAMP SWITCH OPERATED BY THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION GEAR SELECTOR MAY CAUSE RESIDUE TO COLLECT IN ELECTRICAL AREA ON THE CIRCUIT CARD.

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD CAUSE OVERHEATING OF THE SWITCH ASSEMBLY WITHSMOKE AND POSSIBLY A FIRE IN THE CENTER CONSOLE AREA.

Corrective Summary:

ADD AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT, INCLUDING A RELAY, TO THE BACKUP LAMP CIRCUIT TO REDUCE THE CURRENT THAT CAN FLOW THROUGH THE COMBINATION SWITCH.

Notes:

SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.

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SAAB: 9000: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 88V057000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1988
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19871001 - 19880301
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7000
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19880520
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19880405
Record Creation Date: 19880412

Defect Summary:

THE BALL CHAIN BETWEEN THE CRUISE CONTROL VACUUM REGULATOR AND THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ARM MAY CATCH ON THE VACUUM REGULATOR ATTACHMENT CLIP.

Consequence Summary:

IF THE CHAIN GETS CAUGHT THE THROTTLE COULD BE PREVENTEDFROM RETURNING TO FULLY CLOSED POSITION WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS RELEASED.

Corrective Summary:

A PLASTIC CAP WILL BE INSTALLED OVER THE VACUUM REGULATOR CLIP TO COVER THE OPENINGS.

Notes:

SYSTEM: CRUISE CONROL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

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SAAB: 9000: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 89V191000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1988
Manufacturer Component Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19870801 - 19890401
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14000
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19900305
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19891106
Record Creation Date: 19891128

Defect Summary:

THE ROUTING OF THE THROTTLE KICKDOWN CABLE COULD ALLOW CHAFING TO OCCUR BETWEEN THE CABLE AND ANY ONE OF THREE STEEL BRAKE FLUID LINES NEAR THE VALVE BLOCK OF THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE UNIT.

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD CAUSE BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE; THUS, THE BRAKECIRCUIT SUPPLIED BY THAT LINE WOULD BECOME INOPERATIVE AND RESULT IN DECREASEDBRAKING EFFECTIVENESS AND AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:

CHANGE CABLE ROUTING AND INSTALL NEW ATTACHMENT BRACKET TO PREVENT CHAFING.

Notes:

SYSTEM: HYDRAULIC BRAKE LINES / THROTTLE CABLEVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.

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SAAB: 9000: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 90V001000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1989
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19850901 - 19891201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24379
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19900305
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19901102
Record Creation Date: 19900116

Defect Summary:

ABRASION ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT CARD IN THE COMBINATION NEUTRAL SAFETY/BACKUP LAMP SWITCH OPERATED BY THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION GEAR SELECTOR MAY CAUSE RESIDUE TO COLLECT IN ELECTRICAL AREA ON THE CIRCUIT CARD.

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD CAUSE OVERHEATING OF THE SWITCH ASSEMBLY WITHSMOKE AND POSSIBLY A FIRE IN THE CENTER CONSOLE AREA.

Corrective Summary:

ADD AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT, INCLUDING A RELAY, TO THE BACKUP LAMP CIRCUIT TO REDUCE THE CURRENT THAT CAN FLOW THROUGH THE COMBINATION SWITCH.

Notes:

SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.

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SAAB: 9000: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 89V191000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1989
Manufacturer Component Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19870801 - 19890401
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14000
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19900305
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19891106
Record Creation Date: 19891128

Defect Summary:

THE ROUTING OF THE THROTTLE KICKDOWN CABLE COULD ALLOW CHAFING TO OCCUR BETWEEN THE CABLE AND ANY ONE OF THREE STEEL BRAKE FLUID LINES NEAR THE VALVE BLOCK OF THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE UNIT.

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD CAUSE BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE; THUS, THE BRAKECIRCUIT SUPPLIED BY THAT LINE WOULD BECOME INOPERATIVE AND RESULT IN DECREASEDBRAKING EFFECTIVENESS AND AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:

CHANGE CABLE ROUTING AND INSTALL NEW ATTACHMENT BRACKET TO PREVENT CHAFING.

Notes:

SYSTEM: HYDRAULIC BRAKE LINES / THROTTLE CABLEVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.

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SAAB: 9000: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 88V185000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1989
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19880901 - 19881001
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1586
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19881130
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19881128
Record Creation Date: 19881206

Defect Summary:

FUEL FILTER MAY NOT MEET THE SPECIFICATION CONCERNING LEAKAGE CRITERIA DUE TO LOW TEMPERATURE DURING THE GLUING PROCESS.

Consequence Summary:

FUEL FILTER MAY LEAK CREATING A POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD.

Corrective Summary:

REPLACE FUEL FILTER.

Notes:

SYSTEM: FUEL FILTER.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

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SAAB: 9000: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 90V001000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1990
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19850901 - 19891201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24379
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19900305
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19901102
Record Creation Date: 19900116

Defect Summary:

ABRASION ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT CARD IN THE COMBINATION NEUTRAL SAFETY/BACKUP LAMP SWITCH OPERATED BY THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION GEAR SELECTOR MAY CAUSE RESIDUE TO COLLECT IN ELECTRICAL AREA ON THE CIRCUIT CARD.

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD CAUSE OVERHEATING OF THE SWITCH ASSEMBLY WITHSMOKE AND POSSIBLY A FIRE IN THE CENTER CONSOLE AREA.

Corrective Summary:

ADD AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT, INCLUDING A RELAY, TO THE BACKUP LAMP CIRCUIT TO REDUCE THE CURRENT THAT CAN FLOW THROUGH THE COMBINATION SWITCH.

Notes:

SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.

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SAAB: 9000: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 91V002000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1991
Manufacturer Component Description: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19900901 - 19901001
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 250
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19910125
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19911002
Record Creation Date: 19910115

Defect Summary:

IMPROPER ASSEMBLY COULD CAUSE THE BALL OF THE GEAR SELECTOR ARM NOT TO BE PROPERLY FIXED TO THE SOCKET ON THE END OF THE GEAR SELECTOR CABLE; GEAR SELECTOR ARM COULD SEPARATE FROM THE GEAR SELECTOR CABLE AT THE BALL SOCKET JOINT.

Consequence Summary:

THE GEAR POSITION COULD NOT BE SELECTED OR DETERMINEDUSING THE SELECTOR LEVER; CAR COULD BE STARTED IN GEAR OTHER THAN PARK ORNEUTRAL, RESULTING IN SUDDEN UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT.

Corrective Summary:

PROPERLY SEAT GEAR SELECTOR ARM BALL IN THE SELECTOR CABLE SOCKET AND SECURE BY A LOCK RING INSIDE THE SOCKET.

Notes:

SYSTEM: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION GEAR SELECTOR LINKAGE.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

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SAAB: 9000: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V109000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1992
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19910620 - 19940706
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 26116
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19990705
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19990506
Record Creation Date: 19990512

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. MOISTURE CAN ENTER THE AIR BAG INFLATABLE RESTRAINT ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) AND CAUSE CORROSION ON PORTIONS OF THE ECM PRINTER CIRCUIT BOARDS.

Consequence Summary:

THIS CORROSION CAN POSSIBLY CREATE OPEN CONNECTIONS IN CIRCUITS WHICH CONTROL THE RESTRAINT DEPLOYMENT, POSSIBLY CAUSING INADVERTENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE EXTERIOR OF THE ECM. IF THERE IS NO INDICATION OF MOISTURE, A COVER WILL BE INSTALLED OVER THE ECM. IF THERE IS INDICATION OF MOISTURE, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE ECM AND INSTALL A COVER OVER THE NEW ECM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 5, 1999.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9000: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V067000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1992
Manufacturer Component Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19910601 - 19940501
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12091
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19950707
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19950329
Record Creation Date: 19950404

Defect Summary:

MOISTURE CAN FOLLOW THE ELECTRICAL HARNESS AND ENTER THE PRESSURE SWITCH CONNECTOR CAUSING CORROSION AND MALFUNCTION OF THE SWITCH.

Consequence Summary:

THE CORROSION CAUSES A DETERIORATION OF THE ELECTRICALSWITCH CONNECTION AND CAN RESULT IN FALSE ILLUMINATION OF ABS AND/OR THE BRAKE WARNING LIGHTS AND/OR THE LOSS OF POWER ASSISTANCE BECAUSE OF NO HYDRAULIC PUMPOPERATION. LOSS OF POWER ASSIST INCREASES THE DRIVER'S BRAKE PEDAL EFFORT REQUIRED FOR STOPPING WHICH CAN RESULT IN EXTENDED BRAKING DISTANCES.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS TO THE ABS PRESSURE SWITCH TERMINALS FOR CORROSION AND INSTALL A SHRINK HOSE TO THE WIRING HARNESS TO AVOID MOISTURE ENTERING THE CONNECTION. PRESSURE SWITCHES WITH CORRODED CONNECTORS WILL BE REPLACED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; ANTI-SKID SYSTEM.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH "MK II" ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) BRAKES.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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SAAB: 9000: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V029000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1992
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19920501 - 19921001
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5824
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19940325
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19940203
Record Creation Date: 19940217

Defect Summary:

THE FUEL FILLER AND TANK VENTILATION HOSES MAY DEVELOP CRACKS UNDER THE SECURING HOSE CLAMPS, RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE.

Consequence Summary:

FUEL LEAKS MAY RESULT IN A FIRE IF AN IGNITION SOURCEIS PRESENT.

Corrective Summary:

THE FUEL FILLER AND FUEL VENTILATION HOSES WILL BE REPLACED WITH NEW HOSES. THE FIVE SECURING HOSE CLAMPS WILL BE REPLACED BY A NEW TYPE WITH A SHIELD THAT PREVENTS DAMAGE TO THE HOSE WHEN TIGHTENED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL SYSTEMS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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SAAB: 9000: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V126000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1992
Manufacturer Component Description: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19910601 - 19940501
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12040
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19941025
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19940708
Record Creation Date: 19940713

Defect Summary:

DURING LOW ENERGY FRONTAL IMPACT COLLISIONS, THE FRONT CROSSMEMBER CAN CONTACT THE METAL TUBING PORTION OF THE COOLER HOSE ASSEMBLY; AND/OR THE HOSE ASSEMBLY CAN BREAK AND LEAK OIL ONTO THE HOT EXHAUST MANIFOLD OR THE TURBOCHARGER.

Consequence Summary:

OIL LEAKING ON THESE HOT ENGINE SURFACES CAN IGNITE AND CAUSE A VEHICULAR FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVER WHICH WILL PROTECT THE COOLER AND HOSES FROM OTHER STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS IN LOW ENERGY FRONT IMPACTS.

Notes:

SYSTEM: ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH ENGINE OIL COOLERS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECTS OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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SAAB: 9000: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V109000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1993
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19910620 - 19940706
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 26116
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19990705
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19990506
Record Creation Date: 19990512

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. MOISTURE CAN ENTER THE AIR BAG INFLATABLE RESTRAINT ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) AND CAUSE CORROSION ON PORTIONS OF THE ECM PRINTER CIRCUIT BOARDS.

Consequence Summary:

THIS CORROSION CAN POSSIBLY CREATE OPEN CONNECTIONS IN CIRCUITS WHICH CONTROL THE RESTRAINT DEPLOYMENT, POSSIBLY CAUSING INADVERTENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE EXTERIOR OF THE ECM. IF THERE IS NO INDICATION OF MOISTURE, A COVER WILL BE INSTALLED OVER THE ECM. IF THERE IS INDICATION OF MOISTURE, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE ECM AND INSTALL A COVER OVER THE NEW ECM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 5, 1999.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9000: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V067000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1993
Manufacturer Component Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19910601 - 19940501
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12091
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19950707
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19950329
Record Creation Date: 19950404

Defect Summary:

MOISTURE CAN FOLLOW THE ELECTRICAL HARNESS AND ENTER THE PRESSURE SWITCH CONNECTOR CAUSING CORROSION AND MALFUNCTION OF THE SWITCH.

Consequence Summary:

THE CORROSION CAUSES A DETERIORATION OF THE ELECTRICALSWITCH CONNECTION AND CAN RESULT IN FALSE ILLUMINATION OF ABS AND/OR THE BRAKE WARNING LIGHTS AND/OR THE LOSS OF POWER ASSISTANCE BECAUSE OF NO HYDRAULIC PUMPOPERATION. LOSS OF POWER ASSIST INCREASES THE DRIVER'S BRAKE PEDAL EFFORT REQUIRED FOR STOPPING WHICH CAN RESULT IN EXTENDED BRAKING DISTANCES.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS TO THE ABS PRESSURE SWITCH TERMINALS FOR CORROSION AND INSTALL A SHRINK HOSE TO THE WIRING HARNESS TO AVOID MOISTURE ENTERING THE CONNECTION. PRESSURE SWITCHES WITH CORRODED CONNECTORS WILL BE REPLACED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; ANTI-SKID SYSTEM.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH "MK II" ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) BRAKES.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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SAAB: 9000: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V029000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1993
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19920501 - 19921001
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5824
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19940325
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19940203
Record Creation Date: 19940217

Defect Summary:

THE FUEL FILLER AND TANK VENTILATION HOSES MAY DEVELOP CRACKS UNDER THE SECURING HOSE CLAMPS, RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE.

Consequence Summary:

FUEL LEAKS MAY RESULT IN A FIRE IF AN IGNITION SOURCEIS PRESENT.

Corrective Summary:

THE FUEL FILLER AND FUEL VENTILATION HOSES WILL BE REPLACED WITH NEW HOSES. THE FIVE SECURING HOSE CLAMPS WILL BE REPLACED BY A NEW TYPE WITH A SHIELD THAT PREVENTS DAMAGE TO THE HOSE WHEN TIGHTENED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL SYSTEMS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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SAAB: 9000: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V126000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1993
Manufacturer Component Description: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19910601 - 19940501
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12040
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19941025
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19940708
Record Creation Date: 19940713

Defect Summary:

DURING LOW ENERGY FRONTAL IMPACT COLLISIONS, THE FRONT CROSSMEMBER CAN CONTACT THE METAL TUBING PORTION OF THE COOLER HOSE ASSEMBLY; AND/OR THE HOSE ASSEMBLY CAN BREAK AND LEAK OIL ONTO THE HOT EXHAUST MANIFOLD OR THE TURBOCHARGER.

Consequence Summary:

OIL LEAKING ON THESE HOT ENGINE SURFACES CAN IGNITE AND CAUSE A VEHICULAR FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVER WHICH WILL PROTECT THE COOLER AND HOSES FROM OTHER STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS IN LOW ENERGY FRONT IMPACTS.

Notes:

SYSTEM: ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH ENGINE OIL COOLERS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECTS OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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SAAB: 9000: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V108000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1993
Manufacturer Component Description: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19920601 - 19930601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9747
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19940825
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19940609
Record Creation Date: 19940622

Defect Summary:

A NUMBER OF BRAKE LIGHT SWITCHES HAVE AN OVAL-SHAPED PISTON WHICH CAN GET STUCK UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. OTHER SWITCHES WERE MOUNTED SO THAT BOTH LOCKING TABS ARE NOT COMPLETELY ENGAGED IN THE MOUNTING BRACKET. IF ONE SIDE IS NOT ENGAGED, THE SWITCH IS MISALIGNED WITH THE PEDAL MECHANISM AND CAN BIND THE PISTON MOVEMENT, WHICH CAN CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH TO STICK IN THE "OFF" OR "ON" POSITION.

Consequence Summary:

THIS RESULTS IN EITHER THE BRAKE LIGHTS REMAINING ON CONSTANTLY OR THE BRAKE LIGHTS NOT ILLUMINATING WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED. THIS RESULTS IN INACCURATE SIGNALS OF BRAKE OPERATION TO OTHER VEHICLE OPERATORS, AND COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT BRAKE LIGHT SWITCHES. FOR VEHICLES WITH THE OVAL-SHAPED PISTON AND FOR VEHICLES WITH MISALIGNED BRAKE LIGHT SWITCHES, THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH WILL BE REPLACED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: LIGHTING; SWITCH; BUTTON; RING; BRAKE LIGHTS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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SAAB: 9000: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V109000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19910620 - 19940706
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 26116
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19990705
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19990506
Record Creation Date: 19990512

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. MOISTURE CAN ENTER THE AIR BAG INFLATABLE RESTRAINT ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) AND CAUSE CORROSION ON PORTIONS OF THE ECM PRINTER CIRCUIT BOARDS.

Consequence Summary:

THIS CORROSION CAN POSSIBLY CREATE OPEN CONNECTIONS IN CIRCUITS WHICH CONTROL THE RESTRAINT DEPLOYMENT, POSSIBLY CAUSING INADVERTENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE EXTERIOR OF THE ECM. IF THERE IS NO INDICATION OF MOISTURE, A COVER WILL BE INSTALLED OVER THE ECM. IF THERE IS INDICATION OF MOISTURE, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE ECM AND INSTALL A COVER OVER THE NEW ECM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 5, 1999.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9000: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V067000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19910601 - 19940501
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12091
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19950707
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19950329
Record Creation Date: 19950404

Defect Summary:

MOISTURE CAN FOLLOW THE ELECTRICAL HARNESS AND ENTER THE PRESSURE SWITCH CONNECTOR CAUSING CORROSION AND MALFUNCTION OF THE SWITCH.

Consequence Summary:

THE CORROSION CAUSES A DETERIORATION OF THE ELECTRICALSWITCH CONNECTION AND CAN RESULT IN FALSE ILLUMINATION OF ABS AND/OR THE BRAKE WARNING LIGHTS AND/OR THE LOSS OF POWER ASSISTANCE BECAUSE OF NO HYDRAULIC PUMPOPERATION. LOSS OF POWER ASSIST INCREASES THE DRIVER'S BRAKE PEDAL EFFORT REQUIRED FOR STOPPING WHICH CAN RESULT IN EXTENDED BRAKING DISTANCES.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS TO THE ABS PRESSURE SWITCH TERMINALS FOR CORROSION AND INSTALL A SHRINK HOSE TO THE WIRING HARNESS TO AVOID MOISTURE ENTERING THE CONNECTION. PRESSURE SWITCHES WITH CORRODED CONNECTORS WILL BE REPLACED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; ANTI-SKID SYSTEM.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH "MK II" ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) BRAKES.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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SAAB: 9000: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V084000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19931201 - 19940301
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 59
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19940531
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19940502
Record Creation Date: 19940520
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 108

Defect Summary:

ONE OF THE BULBS IN EACH OF THE BRAKE LIGHT LOWER OUTBOARD LAMP ASSEMBLIES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY WIRED, RESULTING IN IMPROPER TAIL LIGHT ILLUMINATION ON BRAKE APPLICATION. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

Consequence Summary:

CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: IMPROPER ILLUMINATION OF BRAKE LIGHTS DURING BRAKE APPLICATION MAY NOT SIGNAL FOLLOWING DRIVERS OF THE OPERATOR'S INTENT TO SLOW OR STOP AND COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE COLLISION.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE BRAKE LIGHT OUTBOARD LAMP ASSEMBLIES TO MEET FMVSS REQUIREMENTS.

Notes:

SYSTEM: LIGHTING; LAMP OR SOCKET; BRAKE LIGHTS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 4-DOOR SEDAN PASSENGER VEHICLES; CD AND CDE BODY STYLES. NOTE:IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT SAAB SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONALHIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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SAAB: 9000: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V139000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1997
Manufacturer Component Description: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19970225 - 19980109
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 39313
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980901
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19980623
Record Creation Date: 19980630
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE AIR BAG ALERT LABEL ON THE DRIVER SIDE VISOR WAS OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."

Consequence Summary:

THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT MAY NOT PROPERLY UNDERSTAND THE OPERATION OF THE AIR BAG SYSTEM AND THE NEED TO USE SEAT BELTS.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH AN ALERT LABEL TO BE INSTALLED ON THE VISIBLE SIDE OF THE DRIVER'S SUN VISOR. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, THEIR DEALER CAN INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATIONBEGAN SEPTEMBER 1,1998.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE ALERT LABEL WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONBLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9000: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V139000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9000
Model Year: 1998
Manufacturer Component Description: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19970225 - 19980109
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 39313
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980901
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19980623
Record Creation Date: 19980630
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE AIR BAG ALERT LABEL ON THE DRIVER SIDE VISOR WAS OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."

Consequence Summary:

THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT MAY NOT PROPERLY UNDERSTAND THE OPERATION OF THE AIR BAG SYSTEM AND THE NEED TO USE SEAT BELTS.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH AN ALERT LABEL TO BE INSTALLED ON THE VISIBLE SIDE OF THE DRIVER'S SUN VISOR. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, THEIR DEALER CAN INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATIONBEGAN SEPTEMBER 1,1998.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE ALERT LABEL WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONBLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9-2X: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11V464000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-2X
Model Year: 2005
Manufacturer Campaign Number: WVX-34
Manufacturer Component Description: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 20000905 - 20071126
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 295123
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20110906
Record Creation Date: 20110908

Defect Summary:

SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2007 IMPREZA, MODEL YEAR 2003-2008 FORESTER, AND MODEL YEAR 2005-2006 SAAB 9-2X VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 5, 2000 THROUGH NOVEMBER 26, 2007 ORIGINALLY SOLD, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN, MASSACHUSETTS, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MAINE, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW JERSEY, OHIO, RHODE ISLAND, WEST VIRGINIA AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS MAY BREAK AT THE HANGER BRACKETS DUE TO CORROSION IF THE HANGER BRACKET IS EXPOSED TO SALTY AND HUMID ENVIRONMENTS SUCH AS ROADS CONTAINING SNOW MELTING AGENT.

Consequence Summary:

A BROKEN CONTROL ARM CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

SUBARU DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DEGREE OF CORROSION OF THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS, AND WILL EITHER RUSTPROOF OR REPLACE THEM. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

Notes:

THIS IS SUBARU'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER WVX-34.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

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SAAB: 9-2X: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11V464000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-2X
Model Year: 2006
Manufacturer Campaign Number: WVX-34
Manufacturer Component Description: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 20000905 - 20071126
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 295123
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20110906
Record Creation Date: 20110908

Defect Summary:

SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2007 IMPREZA, MODEL YEAR 2003-2008 FORESTER, AND MODEL YEAR 2005-2006 SAAB 9-2X VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 5, 2000 THROUGH NOVEMBER 26, 2007 ORIGINALLY SOLD, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN, MASSACHUSETTS, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MAINE, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW JERSEY, OHIO, RHODE ISLAND, WEST VIRGINIA AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS MAY BREAK AT THE HANGER BRACKETS DUE TO CORROSION IF THE HANGER BRACKET IS EXPOSED TO SALTY AND HUMID ENVIRONMENTS SUCH AS ROADS CONTAINING SNOW MELTING AGENT.

Consequence Summary:

A BROKEN CONTROL ARM CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

SUBARU DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DEGREE OF CORROSION OF THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS, AND WILL EITHER RUSTPROOF OR REPLACE THEM. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

Notes:

THIS IS SUBARU'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER WVX-34.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

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SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11V015000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2011
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15029
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20100601 - 20101031
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4400
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20110303
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20110119
Record Creation Date: 20110119

Defect Summary:

SAAB IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 2010 THROUGH DECEMBER 2010. CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MAY HAVE INTERNAL COMPONENTS WITH INCORRECT SPECIFICATIONS.

Consequence Summary:

THE SUBJECT FUEL PUMPS CAN SEIZE CAUSING THE ENGINE TO STALL WHICH INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

SAAB WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 3, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 15029.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

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SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11E009000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2011
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4887
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20110222
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Report Received Date: 20110228
Record Creation Date: 20110228

Defect Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE IS RECALLING CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS, PART NUMBERS TU456 AND TU303, SOLD UNDER VARIOUS BRAND NAMES AS AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP MAY SEIZE, STOPPING THE FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE CREATING A STALLING CONDITION.

Consequence Summary:

A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE IN USE.

Corrective Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE ANY DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP WITH A NEW OR REWORKED FUEL PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TI AUTOMOTIVE AT 1-866-867-3759 OR LOG ON TO WWW.RECALLRESPONSE.COM.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT FUEL PUMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

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SAAB: 9-3: SEATS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V246000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 1999
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 710
Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19980304 - 19981017
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5132
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19991015
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19990913
Record Creation Date: 19990923

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSSENGER VEHICLES. FAILURES OF THE "EASY ENTRY" CABLE IN THE FRONT DRIVER OR PASSENGER MANUAL SEATS CAN CAUSE THE SEAT FORE/AFT ADJUSTABLE MECHANISM TO BE UNLOCKED.

Consequence Summary:

SINCE THE ANCHOR POINTS FOR THE LAP PORTION OF THE FRONT SAFETY BELTS ARE ATTACHED TO THE SEAT ASSEMBLY, RELEASE OF THE FORE/AFT LOCKING MECHANISM REDUCES THE RESTRAINT CAPABILITY OF THE SAFETY BELTS IN A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW CABLE AND SPRING ASSEMBLY.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 710. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 15, 1999. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-770-279-0100.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 9-3: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V139000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 1999
Manufacturer Component Description: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19980122 - 19980610
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 39313
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980901
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19980623
Record Creation Date: 19980630
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE AIR BAG ALERT LABEL ON THE DRIVER SIDE VISOR WAS OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."

Consequence Summary:

THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT MAY NOT PROPERLY UNDERSTAND THE OPERATION OF THE AIR BAG SYSTEM AND THE NEED TO USE SEAT BELTS.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH AN ALERT LABEL TO BE INSTALLED ON THE VISIBLE SIDE OF THE DRIVER'S SUN VISOR. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, THEIR DEALER CAN INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATIONBEGAN SEPTEMBER 1,1998.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE ALERT LABEL WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONBLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 9-3: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V362000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 1999
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 718
Manufacturer Component Description: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19981215 - 19990716
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 424
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20000130
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19991229
Record Creation Date: 20000110
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 135

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE BRAKE RESERVOIR LABEL WAS OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 135, "PASSENGER CAR BRAKE SYSTEMS."

Consequence Summary:

WITHOUT THIS LABEL, SOMEONE MAY USE THE INCORRECT SPECIFICATION BRAKE FLUID, GET DIRT INTO THE RESERVOIR, OR ALLOW MOISTURE INTO THE BRAKE FLUID, RESULTING IN LESS EFFECTIVE BRAKING AND POSSIBLY A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE MAILED LABELS AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 718.OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 30, 2000.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE LABEL AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 9-3: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 05V399000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2000
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15021
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19990601 - 20000630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 103202
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20060313
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20050914
Record Creation Date: 20050914

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH B205/B235 4-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES AND B308 6-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE OVERHEATING AND BURNOUT OF THE ISOLATED GATED BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) WITHIN THE IGNITION DISCHARGE MODULE (IDM) DUE TO INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ELECTRICAL LOADS.

Consequence Summary:

OVERHEATING OF THE IGBT OCCURS MOST OFTEN AT ENGINE START-UP, BUT IT MAY ALSO OCCUR WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. ENGINE STALLING MAY OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO SEE WHAT VERSION IDM IS IN THE VEHICLE AND REPLACE THE IDM IF IT IS A VERSION BUILT PRIOR TO THE INTRODUCTION OF QP3. AN INTERIM LETTER WILL BE MAILED TO OWNERS IN OCTOBER 2005, INFORMING THEM OF THE CONDITION. PARTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AND OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED TO BRING THEIR VEHICLES IN TO THE DEALERS TO HAVE THE IDM REPLACED BY LETTER DATED MARCH 13, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 05087.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

SAAB: 9-3: AIR BAGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V168000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2000
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19990927 - 20000707
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43073
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010730
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20010518
Record Creation Date: 20010523
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THE AIR BAG ALERT LABELS MAY NOT BE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED AS REQUIRED BY THIS STANDARD.

Consequence Summary:

THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL CLEAN THE SUNVISOR SURFACE AND APPLY A NEW AIR BAG ALERT LABEL ON BOTH SUNVISORS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 30, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 9-3: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 05V399000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2001
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15021
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20000601 - 20010630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 103202
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20060313
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20050914
Record Creation Date: 20050914

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH B205/B235 4-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES AND B308 6-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE OVERHEATING AND BURNOUT OF THE ISOLATED GATED BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) WITHIN THE IGNITION DISCHARGE MODULE (IDM) DUE TO INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ELECTRICAL LOADS.

Consequence Summary:

OVERHEATING OF THE IGBT OCCURS MOST OFTEN AT ENGINE START-UP, BUT IT MAY ALSO OCCUR WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. ENGINE STALLING MAY OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO SEE WHAT VERSION IDM IS IN THE VEHICLE AND REPLACE THE IDM IF IT IS A VERSION BUILT PRIOR TO THE INTRODUCTION OF QP3. AN INTERIM LETTER WILL BE MAILED TO OWNERS IN OCTOBER 2005, INFORMING THEM OF THE CONDITION. PARTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AND OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED TO BRING THEIR VEHICLES IN TO THE DEALERS TO HAVE THE IDM REPLACED BY LETTER DATED MARCH 13, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 05087.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 06V126000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2001
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 6033
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20000501 - 20010630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11886
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20060512
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20060420
Record Creation Date: 20060420

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.

Consequence Summary:

OVER TIME, THIS COULD CAUSE THE FUEL LINES TO LOOSEN FROM THE PUMP RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, THE FUEL MAY IGNITE RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL DEVELOP A SECURING BRACKET THAT WILL SECURE THE FUEL LINES TO THE FUEL PUMP EVEN IF THE PLASTIC RETAINING TABS SHOULD BREAK. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 12, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 06033.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

SAAB: 9-3: AIR BAGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V168000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2001
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20000725 - 20010420
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43073
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010730
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20010518
Record Creation Date: 20010523
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THE AIR BAG ALERT LABELS MAY NOT BE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED AS REQUIRED BY THIS STANDARD.

Consequence Summary:

THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL CLEAN THE SUNVISOR SURFACE AND APPLY A NEW AIR BAG ALERT LABEL ON BOTH SUNVISORS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 30, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V557000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2001
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15018
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20000501 - 20010630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17394
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20050314
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20041119
Record Creation Date: 20041123

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.

Consequence Summary:

OVER TIME, THIS COULD CAUSE THE FUEL LINES TO LOOSEN FROM THE PUMP RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, THE FUEL MAY IGNITE RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL DEVELOP A SECURING BRACKET THAT WILL SECURE THE FUEL LINES TO THE FUEL PUMP EVEN IF THE PLASTIC RETAINING TABS SHOULD BREAK. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 14, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15018 (GM RECALL NO. 04101).CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 9-3: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 05V399000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2002
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15021
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20010601 - 20020630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 103202
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20060313
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20050914
Record Creation Date: 20050914

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH B205/B235 4-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES AND B308 6-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE OVERHEATING AND BURNOUT OF THE ISOLATED GATED BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) WITHIN THE IGNITION DISCHARGE MODULE (IDM) DUE TO INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ELECTRICAL LOADS.

Consequence Summary:

OVERHEATING OF THE IGBT OCCURS MOST OFTEN AT ENGINE START-UP, BUT IT MAY ALSO OCCUR WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. ENGINE STALLING MAY OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO SEE WHAT VERSION IDM IS IN THE VEHICLE AND REPLACE THE IDM IF IT IS A VERSION BUILT PRIOR TO THE INTRODUCTION OF QP3. AN INTERIM LETTER WILL BE MAILED TO OWNERS IN OCTOBER 2005, INFORMING THEM OF THE CONDITION. PARTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AND OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED TO BRING THEIR VEHICLES IN TO THE DEALERS TO HAVE THE IDM REPLACED BY LETTER DATED MARCH 13, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 05087.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 07V087000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2002
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 7052
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20010501 - 20020430
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 94377
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20070613
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20070307
Record Creation Date: 20070308

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.

Consequence Summary:

OVER TIME, THIS COULD CAUSE THE FUEL LINES TO LOOSEN FROM THE PUMP RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, THE FUEL MAY IGNITE RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL DEVELOP A SECURING BRACKET THAT WILL SECURE THE FUEL LINES TO THE FUEL PUMP EVEN IF THE PLASTIC RETAINING TABS SHOULD BREAK. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2007. THIS IS AN EXPANSION OF PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGNS - SEE 04V557 AND 06V126. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 07052 (15018, 06033). CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V557000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2002
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15018
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20010401 - 20020630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17394
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20050314
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20041119
Record Creation Date: 20041123

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.

Consequence Summary:

OVER TIME, THIS COULD CAUSE THE FUEL LINES TO LOOSEN FROM THE PUMP RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, THE FUEL MAY IGNITE RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL DEVELOP A SECURING BRACKET THAT WILL SECURE THE FUEL LINES TO THE FUEL PUMP EVEN IF THE PLASTIC RETAINING TABS SHOULD BREAK. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 14, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15018 (GM RECALL NO. 04101).CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 9-3: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V314000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2002
Manufacturer Component Description: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20010816 - 20010827
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1366
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010928
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20011003
Record Creation Date: 20011009

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE TIE ROD END RETAINING NUTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY TIGHTENED AT THE FACTORY.

Consequence Summary:

THE NUT COULD LOOSEN AND FALL OFF RESULTING IN A SUDDEN REDUCTION OR LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.

Corrective Summary:

ALL VEHICLES WILL BE INSPECTED AND CORRECTED PRIOR TO CUSTOMER DELIVERY. NO OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED.

SAAB: 9-3: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V226000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2003
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15017
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20020701 - 20030630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 31335
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20050124
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20040511
Record Creation Date: 20040512

Defect Summary:

SOME SPORT SEDANS WERE BUILT WITH SEAT BELT RETRACTORS THAT WERE DAMAGED DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. IF DAMAGED, OVER TIME, THE AUTOMATIC TENSIONING SYSTEM (ATS) CABLE IN THE SEAT BELT RETRACTOR COULD BREAK CAUSING THE BELT WEBBING TO NOT RETRACT.

Consequence Summary:

IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, A FRONT SEAT OCCUPANT MAY RECEIVE MORE SEVERE INJURIES.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT BELT RETRACTOR ASSEMBLIES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 24, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15017. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 9-3: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 05V236000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2003
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15019 / 05057
Manufacturer Component Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20020701 - 20030630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 68654
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20060317
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20050519
Record Creation Date: 20050525

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN SPORT SEDAN AND CONVERTIBLE PASSENGER VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH A VACUUM PIPE CHECK VALVE FOR THE BRAKE BOOSTER THAT MAY FAIL FROM EXPOSURE TO ELEVATED TEMPERATURES. THIS COULD RESULT IN SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER BRAKE ASSIST, USUALLY WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING.

Consequence Summary:

IF THIS CONDITION WERE TO OCCUR WHEN MINIMUM STOPPING DISTANCE IS REQUIRED, A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW REDESIGNED CHECK VALVE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 17, 2006. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15019 (GM RECALL NO. 05057).CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.

SAAB: 9-3: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V540000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2003
Manufacturer Campaign Number: CSC15419
Manufacturer Component Description: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12249
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20040115
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20041020
Record Creation Date: 20041110

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SOFTWARE MAY CAUSE ENGINE HESITATION OR STALLING.

Consequence Summary:

IF THE VEHICLE STALLS AS A RESULT OF THIS CONDITION, IT CAN BE RESTARTED IMMEDIATELY.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

GM/SAAB CUSTOMER SATISFACTION NO. CSC 15419.THIS ACTION IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN AND IS NOT BEING CONDUCTED UNDER THE SAFETY ACT.

SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11E009000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2003
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4887
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20110222
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Report Received Date: 20110228
Record Creation Date: 20110228

Defect Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE IS RECALLING CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS, PART NUMBERS TU456 AND TU303, SOLD UNDER VARIOUS BRAND NAMES AS AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP MAY SEIZE, STOPPING THE FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE CREATING A STALLING CONDITION.

Consequence Summary:

A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE IN USE.

Corrective Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE ANY DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP WITH A NEW OR REWORKED FUEL PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TI AUTOMOTIVE AT 1-866-867-3759 OR LOG ON TO WWW.RECALLRESPONSE.COM.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT FUEL PUMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

SAAB: 9-3: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V226000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2004
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15017
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20030601 - 20030930
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 31335
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20050124
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20040511
Record Creation Date: 20040512

Defect Summary:

SOME SPORT SEDANS WERE BUILT WITH SEAT BELT RETRACTORS THAT WERE DAMAGED DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. IF DAMAGED, OVER TIME, THE AUTOMATIC TENSIONING SYSTEM (ATS) CABLE IN THE SEAT BELT RETRACTOR COULD BREAK CAUSING THE BELT WEBBING TO NOT RETRACT.

Consequence Summary:

IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, A FRONT SEAT OCCUPANT MAY RECEIVE MORE SEVERE INJURIES.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT BELT RETRACTOR ASSEMBLIES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 24, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15017. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 9-3: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10V043000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2004
Manufacturer Campaign Number: E090273
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 20030901 - 20040530
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14126
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20100515
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 20100218
Record Creation Date: 20100218

Defect Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 SAAB 9-3 SEDANS. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH FRONT SEAT BELT RETRACTORS THAT, OVER TIME, COULD FAIL TO RETRACT.

Consequence Summary:

USING A SEAT BELT THAT HAS NOT RETERACTED, AND IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, A SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER SIDE RETRACTOR FREE OF CHARGE. IF THE FRONT PASSENGER RETRACTOR WERE TO FAIL TO RETRACT, GM WILL REPLACE THE FRONT PASSENGER RETRACTOR FREE OF CHARGE UNDER A SPECIAL COVERAGE THAT WILL BE RELEASED FOR THE SAME POPULATION FOR 10 YEARS FROM NEW VEHICLE DATE OF SALE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-620-7668 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

Notes:

GM'S RECALL NO. E090273.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

SAAB: 9-3: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 05V236000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2004
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15019 / 05057
Manufacturer Component Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20030601 - 20040731
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 68654
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20060317
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20050519
Record Creation Date: 20050525

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN SPORT SEDAN AND CONVERTIBLE PASSENGER VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH A VACUUM PIPE CHECK VALVE FOR THE BRAKE BOOSTER THAT MAY FAIL FROM EXPOSURE TO ELEVATED TEMPERATURES. THIS COULD RESULT IN SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER BRAKE ASSIST, USUALLY WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING.

Consequence Summary:

IF THIS CONDITION WERE TO OCCUR WHEN MINIMUM STOPPING DISTANCE IS REQUIRED, A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW REDESIGNED CHECK VALVE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 17, 2006. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15019 (GM RECALL NO. 05057).CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.

SAAB: 9-3: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V514000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2004
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15014
Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20021101 - 20031130
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1658
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20031229
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20031210
Record Creation Date: 20031211
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 207

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS." THE BACKREST LOCKING MECHANISM ON SOME FRONT SEATS MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD CAUSE THE SEAT BACK TO FOLD FORWARD IN A FRONTAL CRASH, RESULTING IN INJURY TO THE DRIVER AND/OR FRONT SEAT PASSENGER.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLE'S FRONT SEATS TO DETERMINE IF THEY ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE IMPROPERLY INSTALLED COMPONENT. IF EITHER OR BOTH OF THE SEATS HAVE THIS COMPONENT, THEY WILL BE REPLACED. THE DEALER MAY NEED TO ORDER A COMPLETE NEW SEAT OR SEATS (INCLUDING MATCHING UPHOLSTERY) AND THE PARTS MAY TAKE UP TO TWO TO FOUR WEEKS TO ARRIVE. SAAB WILL PROVIDE A RENTAL CAR FOR THE OWNER UNTIL THE NEW SEAT(S) IS (ARE) AVAILABLE AND INSTALLED BY THE DEALER. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15014.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11E009000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2004
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4887
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20110222
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Report Received Date: 20110228
Record Creation Date: 20110228

Defect Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE IS RECALLING CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS, PART NUMBERS TU456 AND TU303, SOLD UNDER VARIOUS BRAND NAMES AS AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP MAY SEIZE, STOPPING THE FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE CREATING A STALLING CONDITION.

Consequence Summary:

A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE IN USE.

Corrective Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE ANY DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP WITH A NEW OR REWORKED FUEL PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TI AUTOMOTIVE AT 1-866-867-3759 OR LOG ON TO WWW.RECALLRESPONSE.COM.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT FUEL PUMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

SAAB: 9-3: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 05V236000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2005
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15019 / 05057
Manufacturer Component Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 20040601 - 20050331
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 68654
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20060317
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20050519
Record Creation Date: 20050525

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN SPORT SEDAN AND CONVERTIBLE PASSENGER VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH A VACUUM PIPE CHECK VALVE FOR THE BRAKE BOOSTER THAT MAY FAIL FROM EXPOSURE TO ELEVATED TEMPERATURES. THIS COULD RESULT IN SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER BRAKE ASSIST, USUALLY WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING.

Consequence Summary:

IF THIS CONDITION WERE TO OCCUR WHEN MINIMUM STOPPING DISTANCE IS REQUIRED, A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW REDESIGNED CHECK VALVE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 17, 2006. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15019 (GM RECALL NO. 05057).CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.

SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11E009000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2005
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4887
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20110222
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Report Received Date: 20110228
Record Creation Date: 20110228

Defect Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE IS RECALLING CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS, PART NUMBERS TU456 AND TU303, SOLD UNDER VARIOUS BRAND NAMES AS AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP MAY SEIZE, STOPPING THE FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE CREATING A STALLING CONDITION.

Consequence Summary:

A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE IN USE.

Corrective Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE ANY DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP WITH A NEW OR REWORKED FUEL PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TI AUTOMOTIVE AT 1-866-867-3759 OR LOG ON TO WWW.RECALLRESPONSE.COM.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT FUEL PUMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11E009000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2006
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4887
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20110222
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Report Received Date: 20110228
Record Creation Date: 20110228

Defect Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE IS RECALLING CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS, PART NUMBERS TU456 AND TU303, SOLD UNDER VARIOUS BRAND NAMES AS AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP MAY SEIZE, STOPPING THE FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE CREATING A STALLING CONDITION.

Consequence Summary:

A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE IN USE.

Corrective Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE ANY DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP WITH A NEW OR REWORKED FUEL PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TI AUTOMOTIVE AT 1-866-867-3759 OR LOG ON TO WWW.RECALLRESPONSE.COM.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT FUEL PUMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11E009000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2007
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4887
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20110222
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Report Received Date: 20110228
Record Creation Date: 20110228

Defect Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE IS RECALLING CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS, PART NUMBERS TU456 AND TU303, SOLD UNDER VARIOUS BRAND NAMES AS AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP MAY SEIZE, STOPPING THE FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE CREATING A STALLING CONDITION.

Consequence Summary:

A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE IN USE.

Corrective Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE ANY DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP WITH A NEW OR REWORKED FUEL PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TI AUTOMOTIVE AT 1-866-867-3759 OR LOG ON TO WWW.RECALLRESPONSE.COM.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT FUEL PUMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11E009000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2008
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4887
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20110222
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Report Received Date: 20110228
Record Creation Date: 20110228

Defect Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE IS RECALLING CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS, PART NUMBERS TU456 AND TU303, SOLD UNDER VARIOUS BRAND NAMES AS AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP MAY SEIZE, STOPPING THE FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE CREATING A STALLING CONDITION.

Consequence Summary:

A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE IN USE.

Corrective Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE ANY DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP WITH A NEW OR REWORKED FUEL PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TI AUTOMOTIVE AT 1-866-867-3759 OR LOG ON TO WWW.RECALLRESPONSE.COM.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT FUEL PUMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11E009000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2009
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4887
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20110222
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Report Received Date: 20110228
Record Creation Date: 20110228

Defect Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE IS RECALLING CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS, PART NUMBERS TU456 AND TU303, SOLD UNDER VARIOUS BRAND NAMES AS AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP MAY SEIZE, STOPPING THE FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE CREATING A STALLING CONDITION.

Consequence Summary:

A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE IN USE.

Corrective Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE ANY DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP WITH A NEW OR REWORKED FUEL PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TI AUTOMOTIVE AT 1-866-867-3759 OR LOG ON TO WWW.RECALLRESPONSE.COM.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT FUEL PUMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11V015000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2010
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15029
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20100601 - 20101031
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4400
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20110303
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20110119
Record Creation Date: 20110119

Defect Summary:

SAAB IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 2010 THROUGH DECEMBER 2010. CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MAY HAVE INTERNAL COMPONENTS WITH INCORRECT SPECIFICATIONS.

Consequence Summary:

THE SUBJECT FUEL PUMPS CAN SEIZE CAUSING THE ENGINE TO STALL WHICH INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

SAAB WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 3, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 15029.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

SAAB: 9-3: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11E009000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2010
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4887
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20110222
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC
Report Received Date: 20110228
Record Creation Date: 20110228

Defect Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE IS RECALLING CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS, PART NUMBERS TU456 AND TU303, SOLD UNDER VARIOUS BRAND NAMES AS AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP MAY SEIZE, STOPPING THE FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE CREATING A STALLING CONDITION.

Consequence Summary:

A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE IN USE.

Corrective Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE ANY DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP WITH A NEW OR REWORKED FUEL PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TI AUTOMOTIVE AT 1-866-867-3759 OR LOG ON TO WWW.RECALLRESPONSE.COM.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT FUEL PUMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

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SAAB: 95: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 67V128000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 95
Model Year: 1965
Manufacturer Component Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17000
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19671226
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

POSSIBLE FOR CORROSION TO FORM ON THE BRAKE LINES RUNNING BENEATH THE FRONT FLOOR MATS AS A RESULT OF MOISTURE FROM SNOW AND MUD ON THE FEET OF OCCUPANTS.IF THIS CONDITION GOES UNATTENDED, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR A BRAKE LINE TO FAIL, CAUSING THE LOSS OF PART OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM.THE DUAL-DIAGONAL BRAKE SYSTEM WILL PREVENT THE COMPLETE LOSS OF BRAKING POWER.(INSPECT AND REPLACE THE BRAKE LINES AS REQUIRED.)

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SAAB: 95: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 71V149000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 95
Model Year: 1967
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 13560
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19710818
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19710824
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

SAAB CAMPAIGN NO N/A.POSSIBILITY THAT NIPPLE FOR CONNECTIONOF FUEL HOSE TOFLOAT HOUSING ON CARBURETOR MAY WORK LOOSE.C ONDITION COULD RESULT IN FUELLEAKAGE AND POSSIBLE CARBURETORCATCHING FIRE.(CORRECT BY MODIFYING WHERENECESSARY.)

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SAAB: 95: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 71V149000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 95
Model Year: 1968
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 13560
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19710818
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19710824
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

SAAB CAMPAIGN NO N/A.POSSIBILITY THAT NIPPLE FOR CONNECTIONOF FUEL HOSE TOFLOAT HOUSING ON CARBURETOR MAY WORK LOOSE.C ONDITION COULD RESULT IN FUELLEAKAGE AND POSSIBLE CARBURETORCATCHING FIRE.(CORRECT BY MODIFYING WHERENECESSARY.)

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SAAB: 95: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:SPRINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 68V104000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 95
Model Year: 1969
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:SPRINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1350
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19681104
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

POSSIBILITY THAT LOWER END OF THROTTLE RETURN SPRING, WHICH IS HOOKED THROUGH AHOLE DRILLED IN THE BATTERY TRAY, MAY BECOME CORRODED BY BATTERY ACID AND BREAK OFF.IF SPRING BREAKS, WOULD CAUSE COMPLETE LOSS OF PEDAL RETURN PRESSURE.(CORRECT BY ALTERING MOUNTING POSITION OF SPRING.)

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SAAB: 95: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 69V097000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 95
Model Year: 1969
Manufacturer Component Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4000
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19690714
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

POSSIBILITY THAT RUBBER VACUUM HOSE CONNECTING POWER ASSIST PORTION OF BRAKEMASTER CYLINDER TO VACUUM SOURCE COULD FAIL DUE TO POOR QUALITY HOSE.(CORRECTBY INSPECT- ING AND REPLACING WHEN NECESSARY.)

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SAAB: 95: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 70V150000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 95
Model Year: 1970
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6648
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19701214
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

POSSIBILITY THAT FUEL LINE TO CARBURETORIS IMPROPERLY CONNECTED.THIS COULDALLOW FUEL LINE TO BECOME UNATTACHED AT CARBURETOR CAUSING FUEL PUMP TO PUSHFUEL ONTO HOT ENGINE MANIFOLD.(CORRECT BY PROP- ERLY CONNECTING LINE WHERENECESSARY.)

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SAAB: 95: STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 70V063000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 95
Model Year: 1970
Manufacturer Component Description: STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 750
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19700611
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

POSSIBILITY THAT GEAR SHAFT LOCK OUT DEVICE WAS OMITTED ON PRODUCTION LINE.IFTHIS DEVICE IS OMITTED VEHICLE WILL FAIL TO MEET REQUIRE- MENT OF MOTOR VEHICLESAFETY STANDARD 114.(CORRECT BY INSTAL- LING LOCK-OUT DEVICE.)

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SAAB: 95: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

NHTSA Campaign Number: 72V302000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 95
Model Year: 1970
Manufacturer Component Description: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19700801 - 19721101
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12126
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19730206
Recall Initiated By: OVSC
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19721211
Record Creation Date: 19791012
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 212

Notes:

SAAB SCANIA CAMPAIGN NO M-65.POSSIBILITY THAT UNDER CONDITIONS OF HIGHAMBIENT TEMPERATURE, WINDSHIELD COULD BECOME SEPARATED FROM FRAME IN HIGHIMPACT FRONTAL COLLISION.(CORRECT BY INSTALLING WINDSHIELD TO WITHSTANDFRONTAL COLLISION TO MEET REQUIREMENTS OF FVMSS NO.212.)

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SAAB: 95: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

NHTSA Campaign Number: 72V302000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 95
Model Year: 1971
Manufacturer Component Description: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19700801 - 19721101
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12126
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19730206
Recall Initiated By: OVSC
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19721211
Record Creation Date: 19791012
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 212

Notes:

SAAB SCANIA CAMPAIGN NO M-65.POSSIBILITY THAT UNDER CONDITIONS OF HIGHAMBIENT TEMPERATURE, WINDSHIELD COULD BECOME SEPARATED FROM FRAME IN HIGHIMPACT FRONTAL COLLISION.(CORRECT BY INSTALLING WINDSHIELD TO WITHSTANDFRONTAL COLLISION TO MEET REQUIREMENTS OF FVMSS NO.212.)

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SAAB: 95: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

NHTSA Campaign Number: 72V302000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 95
Model Year: 1972
Manufacturer Component Description: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19700801 - 19721101
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12126
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19730206
Recall Initiated By: OVSC
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19721211
Record Creation Date: 19791012
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 212

Notes:

SAAB SCANIA CAMPAIGN NO M-65.POSSIBILITY THAT UNDER CONDITIONS OF HIGHAMBIENT TEMPERATURE, WINDSHIELD COULD BECOME SEPARATED FROM FRAME IN HIGHIMPACT FRONTAL COLLISION.(CORRECT BY INSTALLING WINDSHIELD TO WITHSTANDFRONTAL COLLISION TO MEET REQUIREMENTS OF FVMSS NO.212.)

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SAAB: 9-5: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V006000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 1999
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15013
Manufacturer Component Description: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19971126 - 20021010
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 70726
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20030331
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20030113
Record Creation Date: 20030204

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, IF AN OWNER CHANGES THEIR WHEELS/TIRES BETWEEN SUMMER AND WINTER USING A STEEL WHEEL IN THE WINTER AND AN ALLOY WHEEL IN THE SUMMER, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR RUST AND CONTAMINATION TO BUILD UP ON THE WHEEL HUB DURING THE STEEL WHEEL USAGE. IF THIS OCCURS AND THE CONTAMINATION IS NOT REMOVED, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT AFTER THE TIRE CHANGE SERVICE, SOME OF THIS CONTAMINATION COULD FLAKE OR GRIND AWAY RESULTING IN REDUCED CLAMPING FORCE OF THE WHEEL TO THE HUB. OVER SEVERAL SEASONS, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS REDUCED FORCE COULD RESULT IN FRACTURES DEVELOPING IN THE WHEEL BOLTS DUE TO WHEEL TO HUB MOVEMENT.

Consequence Summary:

THESE FRACTURES WOULD RESULT IN WHEEL BOLT BREAKAGE, ALLOWING THE WHEEL TO DETACH FROM THE WHEEL HUB, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY MAIL AND ASKED WHETHER THEY CHANGE BETWEEN STEEL AND ALLOY WHEELS. IF THEY DO ENGAGE IN THIS PRACTICE, THEY WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO BRING THEIR CARS TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER. THE DEALER WILL REMOVE THE WHEELS, CLEAN ANY CONTAMINATION FROM THE WHEEL AND WHEEL HUB, AND REPLACE THE WHEELS USING NEW IMPROVED BOLTS WITH ATTACHED WASHERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 31, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15013. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9-5: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V139000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 1999
Manufacturer Component Description: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19980127 - 19980609
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 39313
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980901
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19980623
Record Creation Date: 19980630
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE AIR BAG ALERT LABEL ON THE DRIVER SIDE VISOR WAS OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."

Consequence Summary:

THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT MAY NOT PROPERLY UNDERSTAND THE OPERATION OF THE AIR BAG SYSTEM AND THE NEED TO USE SEAT BELTS.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH AN ALERT LABEL TO BE INSTALLED ON THE VISIBLE SIDE OF THE DRIVER'S SUN VISOR. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, THEIR DEALER CAN INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATIONBEGAN SEPTEMBER 1,1998.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE ALERT LABEL WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONBLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9-5: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 05V399000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2000
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15021
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19990601 - 20000630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 103202
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20060313
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20050914
Record Creation Date: 20050914

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH B205/B235 4-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES AND B308 6-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE OVERHEATING AND BURNOUT OF THE ISOLATED GATED BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) WITHIN THE IGNITION DISCHARGE MODULE (IDM) DUE TO INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ELECTRICAL LOADS.

Consequence Summary:

OVERHEATING OF THE IGBT OCCURS MOST OFTEN AT ENGINE START-UP, BUT IT MAY ALSO OCCUR WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. ENGINE STALLING MAY OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO SEE WHAT VERSION IDM IS IN THE VEHICLE AND REPLACE THE IDM IF IT IS A VERSION BUILT PRIOR TO THE INTRODUCTION OF QP3. AN INTERIM LETTER WILL BE MAILED TO OWNERS IN OCTOBER 2005, INFORMING THEM OF THE CONDITION. PARTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AND OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED TO BRING THEIR VEHICLES IN TO THE DEALERS TO HAVE THE IDM REPLACED BY LETTER DATED MARCH 13, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 05087.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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SAAB: 9-5: AIR BAGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V168000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2000
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19990927 - 20000707
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43073
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010730
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20010518
Record Creation Date: 20010523
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THE AIR BAG ALERT LABELS MAY NOT BE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED AS REQUIRED BY THIS STANDARD.

Consequence Summary:

THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL CLEAN THE SUNVISOR SURFACE AND APPLY A NEW AIR BAG ALERT LABEL ON BOTH SUNVISORS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 30, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9-5: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V006000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2000
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15013
Manufacturer Component Description: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19971126 - 20021010
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 70726
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20030331
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20030113
Record Creation Date: 20030204

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, IF AN OWNER CHANGES THEIR WHEELS/TIRES BETWEEN SUMMER AND WINTER USING A STEEL WHEEL IN THE WINTER AND AN ALLOY WHEEL IN THE SUMMER, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR RUST AND CONTAMINATION TO BUILD UP ON THE WHEEL HUB DURING THE STEEL WHEEL USAGE. IF THIS OCCURS AND THE CONTAMINATION IS NOT REMOVED, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT AFTER THE TIRE CHANGE SERVICE, SOME OF THIS CONTAMINATION COULD FLAKE OR GRIND AWAY RESULTING IN REDUCED CLAMPING FORCE OF THE WHEEL TO THE HUB. OVER SEVERAL SEASONS, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS REDUCED FORCE COULD RESULT IN FRACTURES DEVELOPING IN THE WHEEL BOLTS DUE TO WHEEL TO HUB MOVEMENT.

Consequence Summary:

THESE FRACTURES WOULD RESULT IN WHEEL BOLT BREAKAGE, ALLOWING THE WHEEL TO DETACH FROM THE WHEEL HUB, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY MAIL AND ASKED WHETHER THEY CHANGE BETWEEN STEEL AND ALLOY WHEELS. IF THEY DO ENGAGE IN THIS PRACTICE, THEY WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO BRING THEIR CARS TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER. THE DEALER WILL REMOVE THE WHEELS, CLEAN ANY CONTAMINATION FROM THE WHEEL AND WHEEL HUB, AND REPLACE THE WHEELS USING NEW IMPROVED BOLTS WITH ATTACHED WASHERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 31, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15013. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9-5: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 05V399000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2001
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15021
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20000601 - 20010630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 103202
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20060313
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20050914
Record Creation Date: 20050914

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH B205/B235 4-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES AND B308 6-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE OVERHEATING AND BURNOUT OF THE ISOLATED GATED BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) WITHIN THE IGNITION DISCHARGE MODULE (IDM) DUE TO INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ELECTRICAL LOADS.

Consequence Summary:

OVERHEATING OF THE IGBT OCCURS MOST OFTEN AT ENGINE START-UP, BUT IT MAY ALSO OCCUR WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. ENGINE STALLING MAY OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO SEE WHAT VERSION IDM IS IN THE VEHICLE AND REPLACE THE IDM IF IT IS A VERSION BUILT PRIOR TO THE INTRODUCTION OF QP3. AN INTERIM LETTER WILL BE MAILED TO OWNERS IN OCTOBER 2005, INFORMING THEM OF THE CONDITION. PARTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AND OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED TO BRING THEIR VEHICLES IN TO THE DEALERS TO HAVE THE IDM REPLACED BY LETTER DATED MARCH 13, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 05087.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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SAAB: 9-5: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 07V087000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2001
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 7052
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20000701 - 20010531
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 94377
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20070613
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20070307
Record Creation Date: 20070308

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.

Consequence Summary:

OVER TIME, THIS COULD CAUSE THE FUEL LINES TO LOOSEN FROM THE PUMP RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, THE FUEL MAY IGNITE RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL DEVELOP A SECURING BRACKET THAT WILL SECURE THE FUEL LINES TO THE FUEL PUMP EVEN IF THE PLASTIC RETAINING TABS SHOULD BREAK. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2007. THIS IS AN EXPANSION OF PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGNS - SEE 04V557 AND 06V126. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 07052 (15018, 06033). CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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SAAB: 9-5: AIR BAGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V168000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2001
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20000725 - 20010420
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43073
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010730
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20010518
Record Creation Date: 20010523
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THE AIR BAG ALERT LABELS MAY NOT BE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED AS REQUIRED BY THIS STANDARD.

Consequence Summary:

THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL CLEAN THE SUNVISOR SURFACE AND APPLY A NEW AIR BAG ALERT LABEL ON BOTH SUNVISORS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 30, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9-5: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V006000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2001
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15013
Manufacturer Component Description: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19971126 - 20021010
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 70726
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20030331
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20030113
Record Creation Date: 20030204

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, IF AN OWNER CHANGES THEIR WHEELS/TIRES BETWEEN SUMMER AND WINTER USING A STEEL WHEEL IN THE WINTER AND AN ALLOY WHEEL IN THE SUMMER, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR RUST AND CONTAMINATION TO BUILD UP ON THE WHEEL HUB DURING THE STEEL WHEEL USAGE. IF THIS OCCURS AND THE CONTAMINATION IS NOT REMOVED, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT AFTER THE TIRE CHANGE SERVICE, SOME OF THIS CONTAMINATION COULD FLAKE OR GRIND AWAY RESULTING IN REDUCED CLAMPING FORCE OF THE WHEEL TO THE HUB. OVER SEVERAL SEASONS, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS REDUCED FORCE COULD RESULT IN FRACTURES DEVELOPING IN THE WHEEL BOLTS DUE TO WHEEL TO HUB MOVEMENT.

Consequence Summary:

THESE FRACTURES WOULD RESULT IN WHEEL BOLT BREAKAGE, ALLOWING THE WHEEL TO DETACH FROM THE WHEEL HUB, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY MAIL AND ASKED WHETHER THEY CHANGE BETWEEN STEEL AND ALLOY WHEELS. IF THEY DO ENGAGE IN THIS PRACTICE, THEY WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO BRING THEIR CARS TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER. THE DEALER WILL REMOVE THE WHEELS, CLEAN ANY CONTAMINATION FROM THE WHEEL AND WHEEL HUB, AND REPLACE THE WHEELS USING NEW IMPROVED BOLTS WITH ATTACHED WASHERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 31, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15013. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9-5: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 05V399000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2002
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15021
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20010601 - 20020630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 103202
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20060313
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20050914
Record Creation Date: 20050914

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH B205/B235 4-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES AND B308 6-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE OVERHEATING AND BURNOUT OF THE ISOLATED GATED BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) WITHIN THE IGNITION DISCHARGE MODULE (IDM) DUE TO INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ELECTRICAL LOADS.

Consequence Summary:

OVERHEATING OF THE IGBT OCCURS MOST OFTEN AT ENGINE START-UP, BUT IT MAY ALSO OCCUR WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. ENGINE STALLING MAY OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO SEE WHAT VERSION IDM IS IN THE VEHICLE AND REPLACE THE IDM IF IT IS A VERSION BUILT PRIOR TO THE INTRODUCTION OF QP3. AN INTERIM LETTER WILL BE MAILED TO OWNERS IN OCTOBER 2005, INFORMING THEM OF THE CONDITION. PARTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AND OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED TO BRING THEIR VEHICLES IN TO THE DEALERS TO HAVE THE IDM REPLACED BY LETTER DATED MARCH 13, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 05087.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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SAAB: 9-5: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 06V410000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2002
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 05087/15021B
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5078
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20061026
Record Creation Date: 20061027

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH B308 6-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE OVERHEATING AND BURNOUT OF THE ISOLATED GATED BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) WITHIN THE IGNITION DISCHARGE MODULE (IDM) DUE TO INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ELECTRICAL LOADS.

Consequence Summary:

OVERHEATING OF THE IGBT OCCURS MOST OFTEN AT ENGINE START-UP, BUT IT MAY ALSO OCCUR WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. ENGINE STALLING MAY OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO SEE WHAT VERSION IDM IS IN THE VEHICLE AND REPLACE THE IDM IF IT IS A VERSION BUILT PRIOR TO JANUARY 2003. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. NOTE: THIS RECALL IS AN EXPANSION OF A PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN (PLEASE SEE 05V399).

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 05087/15021B. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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SAAB: 9-5: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 07V087000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2002
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 7052
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20010701 - 20020630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 94377
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20070613
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20070307
Record Creation Date: 20070308

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.

Consequence Summary:

OVER TIME, THIS COULD CAUSE THE FUEL LINES TO LOOSEN FROM THE PUMP RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, THE FUEL MAY IGNITE RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL DEVELOP A SECURING BRACKET THAT WILL SECURE THE FUEL LINES TO THE FUEL PUMP EVEN IF THE PLASTIC RETAINING TABS SHOULD BREAK. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2007. THIS IS AN EXPANSION OF PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGNS - SEE 04V557 AND 06V126. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 07052 (15018, 06033). CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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SAAB: 9-5: STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM

NHTSA Campaign Number: 02V006000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2002
Manufacturer Component Description: STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20010913 - 20011109
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2601
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20020118
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20020104
Record Creation Date: 20020111

Defect Summary:

THE STEERING KNUCKLE CASTINGS ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN CONTAMINATED DURING THE CASTING PROCESS.

Consequence Summary:

THESE KNUCKLES CAN BREAK, RESULTING IN POSSIBLE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING KNUCKLE FOR THE CASTING NUMBER. IF THE KNUCKLE WAS IN THE DEFECTIVE BATCH, THE STEERING KNUCKLE WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9-5: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V006000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2002
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15013
Manufacturer Component Description: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19971126 - 20021010
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 70726
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20030331
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20030113
Record Creation Date: 20030204

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, IF AN OWNER CHANGES THEIR WHEELS/TIRES BETWEEN SUMMER AND WINTER USING A STEEL WHEEL IN THE WINTER AND AN ALLOY WHEEL IN THE SUMMER, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR RUST AND CONTAMINATION TO BUILD UP ON THE WHEEL HUB DURING THE STEEL WHEEL USAGE. IF THIS OCCURS AND THE CONTAMINATION IS NOT REMOVED, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT AFTER THE TIRE CHANGE SERVICE, SOME OF THIS CONTAMINATION COULD FLAKE OR GRIND AWAY RESULTING IN REDUCED CLAMPING FORCE OF THE WHEEL TO THE HUB. OVER SEVERAL SEASONS, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS REDUCED FORCE COULD RESULT IN FRACTURES DEVELOPING IN THE WHEEL BOLTS DUE TO WHEEL TO HUB MOVEMENT.

Consequence Summary:

THESE FRACTURES WOULD RESULT IN WHEEL BOLT BREAKAGE, ALLOWING THE WHEEL TO DETACH FROM THE WHEEL HUB, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY MAIL AND ASKED WHETHER THEY CHANGE BETWEEN STEEL AND ALLOY WHEELS. IF THEY DO ENGAGE IN THIS PRACTICE, THEY WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO BRING THEIR CARS TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER. THE DEALER WILL REMOVE THE WHEELS, CLEAN ANY CONTAMINATION FROM THE WHEEL AND WHEEL HUB, AND REPLACE THE WHEELS USING NEW IMPROVED BOLTS WITH ATTACHED WASHERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 31, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15013. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9-5: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V160000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2002
Manufacturer Campaign Number: E080101/15204
Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 20010601 - 20020630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 57389
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20081125
Recall Initiated By: OVSC
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20080409
Record Creation Date: 20080409
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 201

Defect Summary:

SAAB IS RECALLING 57,389 MY 2002-2008 9-5 SERIES VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING COMPLIANCE TESTING, ONE OF THE UPPER INTERIOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION TEST POINTS EXCEEDED THE STANDARD'S REQUIREMENTS.

Consequence Summary:

IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A-PILLAR TRIM WITH IMPROVED ENERGY-ABSORBING CAPABILITY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 25, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15204/E080101.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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SAAB: 9-5: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 06V410000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2003
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 05087/15021B
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5078
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20061026
Record Creation Date: 20061027

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH B308 6-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE OVERHEATING AND BURNOUT OF THE ISOLATED GATED BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) WITHIN THE IGNITION DISCHARGE MODULE (IDM) DUE TO INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ELECTRICAL LOADS.

Consequence Summary:

OVERHEATING OF THE IGBT OCCURS MOST OFTEN AT ENGINE START-UP, BUT IT MAY ALSO OCCUR WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. ENGINE STALLING MAY OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO SEE WHAT VERSION IDM IS IN THE VEHICLE AND REPLACE THE IDM IF IT IS A VERSION BUILT PRIOR TO JANUARY 2003. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. NOTE: THIS RECALL IS AN EXPANSION OF A PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN (PLEASE SEE 05V399).

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 05087/15021B. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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SAAB: 9-5: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 07V087000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2003
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 7052
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20020601 - 20030630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 94377
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20070613
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20070307
Record Creation Date: 20070308

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.

Consequence Summary:

OVER TIME, THIS COULD CAUSE THE FUEL LINES TO LOOSEN FROM THE PUMP RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, THE FUEL MAY IGNITE RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL DEVELOP A SECURING BRACKET THAT WILL SECURE THE FUEL LINES TO THE FUEL PUMP EVEN IF THE PLASTIC RETAINING TABS SHOULD BREAK. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2007. THIS IS AN EXPANSION OF PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGNS - SEE 04V557 AND 06V126. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 07052 (15018, 06033). CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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SAAB: 9-5: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V006000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2003
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15013
Manufacturer Component Description: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19971126 - 20021010
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 70726
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20030331
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20030113
Record Creation Date: 20030204

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, IF AN OWNER CHANGES THEIR WHEELS/TIRES BETWEEN SUMMER AND WINTER USING A STEEL WHEEL IN THE WINTER AND AN ALLOY WHEEL IN THE SUMMER, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR RUST AND CONTAMINATION TO BUILD UP ON THE WHEEL HUB DURING THE STEEL WHEEL USAGE. IF THIS OCCURS AND THE CONTAMINATION IS NOT REMOVED, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT AFTER THE TIRE CHANGE SERVICE, SOME OF THIS CONTAMINATION COULD FLAKE OR GRIND AWAY RESULTING IN REDUCED CLAMPING FORCE OF THE WHEEL TO THE HUB. OVER SEVERAL SEASONS, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS REDUCED FORCE COULD RESULT IN FRACTURES DEVELOPING IN THE WHEEL BOLTS DUE TO WHEEL TO HUB MOVEMENT.

Consequence Summary:

THESE FRACTURES WOULD RESULT IN WHEEL BOLT BREAKAGE, ALLOWING THE WHEEL TO DETACH FROM THE WHEEL HUB, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY MAIL AND ASKED WHETHER THEY CHANGE BETWEEN STEEL AND ALLOY WHEELS. IF THEY DO ENGAGE IN THIS PRACTICE, THEY WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO BRING THEIR CARS TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER. THE DEALER WILL REMOVE THE WHEELS, CLEAN ANY CONTAMINATION FROM THE WHEEL AND WHEEL HUB, AND REPLACE THE WHEELS USING NEW IMPROVED BOLTS WITH ATTACHED WASHERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 31, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15013. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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SAAB: 9-5: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V160000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2003
Manufacturer Campaign Number: E080101/15204
Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 20020201 - 20030630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 57389
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20081125
Recall Initiated By: OVSC
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20080409
Record Creation Date: 20080409
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 201

Defect Summary:

SAAB IS RECALLING 57,389 MY 2002-2008 9-5 SERIES VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING COMPLIANCE TESTING, ONE OF THE UPPER INTERIOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION TEST POINTS EXCEEDED THE STANDARD'S REQUIREMENTS.

Consequence Summary:

IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A-PILLAR TRIM WITH IMPROVED ENERGY-ABSORBING CAPABILITY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 25, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15204/E080101.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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SAAB: 9-5: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 07V087000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2004
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 7052
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 20030601 - 20040731
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 94377
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20070613
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20070307
Record Creation Date: 20070308

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.

Consequence Summary:

OVER TIME, THIS COULD CAUSE THE FUEL LINES TO LOOSEN FROM THE PUMP RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, THE FUEL MAY IGNITE RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL DEVELOP A SECURING BRACKET THAT WILL SECURE THE FUEL LINES TO THE FUEL PUMP EVEN IF THE PLASTIC RETAINING TABS SHOULD BREAK. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2007. THIS IS AN EXPANSION OF PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGNS - SEE 04V557 AND 06V126. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 07052 (15018, 06033). CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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SAAB: 9-5: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V160000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2004
Manufacturer Campaign Number: E080101/15204
Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 20030701 - 20040630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 57389
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20081125
Recall Initiated By: OVSC
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20080409
Record Creation Date: 20080409
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 201

Defect Summary:

SAAB IS RECALLING 57,389 MY 2002-2008 9-5 SERIES VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING COMPLIANCE TESTING, ONE OF THE UPPER INTERIOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION TEST POINTS EXCEEDED THE STANDARD'S REQUIREMENTS.

Consequence Summary:

IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A-PILLAR TRIM WITH IMPROVED ENERGY-ABSORBING CAPABILITY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 25, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15204/E080101.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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SAAB: 9-5: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 07V087000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2005
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 7052
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 20040601 - 20051031
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 94377
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20070613
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20070307
Record Creation Date: 20070308

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.

Consequence Summary:

OVER TIME, THIS COULD CAUSE THE FUEL LINES TO LOOSEN FROM THE PUMP RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, THE FUEL MAY IGNITE RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL DEVELOP A SECURING BRACKET THAT WILL SECURE THE FUEL LINES TO THE FUEL PUMP EVEN IF THE PLASTIC RETAINING TABS SHOULD BREAK. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2007. THIS IS AN EXPANSION OF PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGNS - SEE 04V557 AND 06V126. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 07052 (15018, 06033). CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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SAAB: 9-5: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V160000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2005
Manufacturer Campaign Number: E080101/15204
Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 20040401 - 20051030
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 57389
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20081125
Recall Initiated By: OVSC
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20080409
Record Creation Date: 20080409
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 201

Defect Summary:

SAAB IS RECALLING 57,389 MY 2002-2008 9-5 SERIES VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING COMPLIANCE TESTING, ONE OF THE UPPER INTERIOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION TEST POINTS EXCEEDED THE STANDARD'S REQUIREMENTS.

Consequence Summary:

IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A-PILLAR TRIM WITH IMPROVED ENERGY-ABSORBING CAPABILITY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 25, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15204/E080101.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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SAAB: 9-5: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V160000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2006
Manufacturer Campaign Number: E080101/15204
Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 20050601 - 20060731
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 57389
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20081125
Recall Initiated By: OVSC
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20080409
Record Creation Date: 20080409
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 201

Defect Summary:

SAAB IS RECALLING 57,389 MY 2002-2008 9-5 SERIES VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING COMPLIANCE TESTING, ONE OF THE UPPER INTERIOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION TEST POINTS EXCEEDED THE STANDARD'S REQUIREMENTS.

Consequence Summary:

IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A-PILLAR TRIM WITH IMPROVED ENERGY-ABSORBING CAPABILITY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 25, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15204/E080101.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

SAAB: 9-5: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V160000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2007
Manufacturer Campaign Number: E080101/15204
Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 20060701 - 20070630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 57389
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20081125
Recall Initiated By: OVSC
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20080409
Record Creation Date: 20080409
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 201

Defect Summary:

SAAB IS RECALLING 57,389 MY 2002-2008 9-5 SERIES VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING COMPLIANCE TESTING, ONE OF THE UPPER INTERIOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION TEST POINTS EXCEEDED THE STANDARD'S REQUIREMENTS.

Consequence Summary:

IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A-PILLAR TRIM WITH IMPROVED ENERGY-ABSORBING CAPABILITY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 25, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15204/E080101.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

SAAB: 9-5: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V160000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 9-5
Model Year: 2008
Manufacturer Campaign Number: E080101/15204
Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 20070701 - 20080228
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 57389
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20081125
Recall Initiated By: OVSC
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20080409
Record Creation Date: 20080409
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 201

Defect Summary:

SAAB IS RECALLING 57,389 MY 2002-2008 9-5 SERIES VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING COMPLIANCE TESTING, ONE OF THE UPPER INTERIOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION TEST POINTS EXCEEDED THE STANDARD'S REQUIREMENTS.

Consequence Summary:

IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A-PILLAR TRIM WITH IMPROVED ENERGY-ABSORBING CAPABILITY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 25, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes:

SAAB RECALL NO. 15204/E080101.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

-- NHTSA Campaign Number: 70V014000 Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC. Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99 Model Year: 1969 Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC. Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire) Potential Number of Units Affected: 19600 Recall Initiated By: MFR Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC. Report Received Date: 19700211 Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

POSSIBILITY THAT FRONT SEAT BACK MAY ACCIDENTALLY RECLINE IF EXTREME PRESSUREIS EXERTED AGAINST BACK.IF THIS HAPPENS, COLLAPSING SEAT BACK COULD POSSIBLYCAUSE DRIVER TO LOSE CONTROL OF VEHICLE.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLINGSPECIAL GUIDE PIN IN THE RECLINING MECHAN- ISM.)

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SAAB: 99: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 69V098000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1969
Manufacturer Component Description: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 500
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19690714
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

AFFIX CERTIFICATION LABEL, WHICH WAS OMITTED FROM VEHICLE DURING PRO- DUCTION.

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SAAB: 99: STEERING:LINKAGES

NHTSA Campaign Number: 70V029000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1969
Manufacturer Component Description: STEERING:LINKAGES
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 550
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19700402
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

POSSIBILITY THAT CLAMP SECURING PRO- TECTIVE BOOT OVER LEFT END OF STEER- INGRACK AND PINION CAN COME OFF AND BECOME ENTANGLED IN GEAR OF STEERING DEVICE.THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH NORMAL STEERING OPERATION.(CORRECT BY INSTALLING STELL BAN IMPROVED TYPE CLAMP.)

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SAAB: 99: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 74V186000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1970
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 21038
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19741226
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19741015
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

SAAB CAMPAIGN NO M-074.POSSIBILITY THE PRESSURIZED FUEL HOSES AND INJECTORCONNECTING HOSES MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DETERIORATION AFTER EXTENDED USE.THUSLEADING TO FUEL LEAKAGE AND THE POSSIBILITY OF ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.INSOME CASES INJECTORS HAVE EXHIBITED FUEL LEAKAGE DURING COLD STARTS.(ALLPRESSURIZED FUEL INJECTORS CONNECTING HOSES AND FUEL SUPPLY HOSES WILL BEREPLACED WITH IMPROVED REINFORCED RUBBER HOSES.INJECTORS WILL BE INSPECTEDAND REPLACED WHEN NECESSARY).

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SAAB: 99: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 74V186000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1971
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 21038
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19741226
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19741015
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

SAAB CAMPAIGN NO M-074.POSSIBILITY THE PRESSURIZED FUEL HOSES AND INJECTORCONNECTING HOSES MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DETERIORATION AFTER EXTENDED USE.THUSLEADING TO FUEL LEAKAGE AND THE POSSIBILITY OF ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.INSOME CASES INJECTORS HAVE EXHIBITED FUEL LEAKAGE DURING COLD STARTS.(ALLPRESSURIZED FUEL INJECTORS CONNECTING HOSES AND FUEL SUPPLY HOSES WILL BEREPLACED WITH IMPROVED REINFORCED RUBBER HOSES.INJECTORS WILL BE INSPECTEDAND REPLACED WHEN NECESSARY).

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SAAB: 99: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 70V126000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1971
Manufacturer Component Description: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 488
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19701021
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

POSSIBILITY THAT TWO SCREWS USED TO SECURE STEERING SHAFT TO STEERING GEAR MAYBE LOOSE.(CORRECTION MADE ON ALL VEHICLES PRIOR TO DELIVERY TO DEALER DEPOTS.)

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SAAB: 99: STEERING:RACK AND PINION:RACK

NHTSA Campaign Number: 71V198000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1971
Manufacturer Component Description: STEERING:RACK AND PINION:RACK
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1221
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19711027
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19711101
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

POSSIBILITY THAT STEERING RACK BALL JOINTS WERE IMPROPERLY HEA T TREATED.LACKOF TREATMENT COULD CAUSE LOOSE STEERING AFTERPERIOD OF USE.EXCESSIVE WEARON RACK BALL JOINTS COULD POSS IBLY RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.(CORRECT BY INSPECTI NG AND REPLACING PARTS WHERE NECESSARY.)

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SAAB: 99: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 74V186000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1972
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 21038
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19741226
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19741015
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

SAAB CAMPAIGN NO M-074.POSSIBILITY THE PRESSURIZED FUEL HOSES AND INJECTORCONNECTING HOSES MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DETERIORATION AFTER EXTENDED USE.THUSLEADING TO FUEL LEAKAGE AND THE POSSIBILITY OF ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.INSOME CASES INJECTORS HAVE EXHIBITED FUEL LEAKAGE DURING COLD STARTS.(ALLPRESSURIZED FUEL INJECTORS CONNECTING HOSES AND FUEL SUPPLY HOSES WILL BEREPLACED WITH IMPROVED REINFORCED RUBBER HOSES.INJECTORS WILL BE INSPECTEDAND REPLACED WHEN NECESSARY).

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SAAB: 99: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 74V186000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1973
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 21038
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19741226
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19741015
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

SAAB CAMPAIGN NO M-074.POSSIBILITY THE PRESSURIZED FUEL HOSES AND INJECTORCONNECTING HOSES MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DETERIORATION AFTER EXTENDED USE.THUSLEADING TO FUEL LEAKAGE AND THE POSSIBILITY OF ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.INSOME CASES INJECTORS HAVE EXHIBITED FUEL LEAKAGE DURING COLD STARTS.(ALLPRESSURIZED FUEL INJECTORS CONNECTING HOSES AND FUEL SUPPLY HOSES WILL BEREPLACED WITH IMPROVED REINFORCED RUBBER HOSES.INJECTORS WILL BE INSPECTEDAND REPLACED WHEN NECESSARY).

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SAAB: 99: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V156000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1974
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19730801 - 19790701
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9862
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19781013
Recall Initiated By: OVSC
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19780705
Record Creation Date: 19791012
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208

Defect Summary:

THE FRONT SEAT BELTS MAY BE OF INSUFFICIENT LENGTH AND DO NOT CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION". THESE BELTS MAY NOT FIT SOME ADULT PASSENGERS WHEN THE SEAT IS IN THE FAR FORWARD POSITION AND THE SEAT BACK IS ADJUSTED TO THE NOMINAL DESIGN RIDING POSITION.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORHOMES.SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELTS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, PASSENGERS WHO ARE UNABLETO WEAR SEAT BELTS WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO BE INJURED.CORRECTIVE ACTIION: DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL A LONGERPAIR OF LATCH BAR STALKS.

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SAAB: 99: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 75V041000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1974
Manufacturer Component Description: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1908
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19750501
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19750226
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

SAAB SCANIA CAMPAIGN NO M-079.WAGONBACK.POSSIBILITY THAT THE RETENTION CAPABILITY OF THE BRACKETS USED ON SLIDE-IN REAR PARCEL SHELF MAY BE INSUFFICIENT TO PREVENT SHELF FROM BECOMING DISLODGED AND ENTERING THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT.SHOULD VEHICLE BE INVOLVED IN A SEVERE FRONTALCOLLISION WHILE THE REAR SEAT IS IN FOLDED DOWN POSITION.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLING BRACKET END STOPS).

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SAAB: 99: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 76V011000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1975
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17898
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19760211
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19760128
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

SAAB CAMPAIGN NO M-02.POSSIBILITY OF ICE ACCUMULATION IN THROTTLE HOUSINGWHEN AMBIENT TEMPERATURE IS BELOW 20 F DUE TO ROUTING OF CRANKCASE VENTILATIONSYSTEM BYPASS HOSE.IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE ICE BUILD-UP CAN IMPEDE THETHROTTLE CLOSING WHEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS RELEASED.RESULTING IN POSSIBLELOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REROUTING BYPASS HOSE ANDPLUGGING THE ORIGINAL HOSE FITTING IN THROTTLE HOUSING).

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SAAB: 99: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V206000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1975
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19740801 - 19790601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61739
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19791113
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19790914
Record Creation Date: 19791212

Defect Summary:

UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS SUCH AS AMBIENT HUMIDITY AND VEHICLE PRE-CONDITIONING BY REPEATED COLD START, AND SHORT TRIP DRIVING CYCLES IN COMBINATION WITH SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES, THERE EXISTS THE POSSIBILITY FOR ICE TO FORM IN THE THROTTLE HOUSING AND TEMPORARILY IMPEDE FULL CLOSURE OF THE THROTTLE PLATE WHEN THE ACCELERATOR IS RELEASED. THIS ICE BUILD-UP IN THE THROTTLE HOUSING MAY CAUSE HESITATION IN VEHICLE DECELERATION AND INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES.

Corrective Summary:

THE DEALER WILL MODIFY THE ENGINE INTAKE SYSTEM TO FURTHER IMPROVE PREHEATING OF INCOMING AIR IN COLD WEATHER. THIS WILL BE DONE FREE OF CHARGE.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; THROTTLE HOUSING.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

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SAAB: 99: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

NHTSA Campaign Number: 76V208000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1975
Manufacturer Component Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 22595
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19761222
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19761230
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

SAAB SCANIA CAMPAIGN NO M-05.POSSIBILITY THAT BRAKE DRAWROD PIVOT PINS WILLFAIL TO REMAIN IN PLACE IF BRAKES ARE APPLIED EXTREMELY HARD DUE TO DESIGN OFINTEGRAL RETENTION CLIP.IF THIS SHOULD HAPPEN, THE PIVOT PIN WOULD BE FREE TOWORK LOOSE, AND FALL OUT WITHOUT WARNING, RENDERING FOOT BRAKE INOPERATIVE.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLING REDESIGNED INTEGRAL CLIP TO PRECLUDEPIVOT PIN FALLING OUT).PASSENGER VEHICLE.

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SAAB: 99: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 75V041000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1975
Manufacturer Component Description: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1908
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19750501
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19750226
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

SAAB SCANIA CAMPAIGN NO M-079.WAGONBACK.POSSIBILITY THAT THE RETENTION CAPABILITY OF THE BRACKETS USED ON SLIDE-IN REAR PARCEL SHELF MAY BE INSUFFICIENT TO PREVENT SHELF FROM BECOMING DISLODGED AND ENTERING THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT.SHOULD VEHICLE BE INVOLVED IN A SEVERE FRONTALCOLLISION WHILE THE REAR SEAT IS IN FOLDED DOWN POSITION.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLING BRACKET END STOPS).

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SAAB: 99: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 76V011000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1976
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17898
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19760211
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19760128
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

SAAB CAMPAIGN NO M-02.POSSIBILITY OF ICE ACCUMULATION IN THROTTLE HOUSINGWHEN AMBIENT TEMPERATURE IS BELOW 20 F DUE TO ROUTING OF CRANKCASE VENTILATIONSYSTEM BYPASS HOSE.IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE ICE BUILD-UP CAN IMPEDE THETHROTTLE CLOSING WHEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS RELEASED.RESULTING IN POSSIBLELOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REROUTING BYPASS HOSE ANDPLUGGING THE ORIGINAL HOSE FITTING IN THROTTLE HOUSING).

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SAAB: 99: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

NHTSA Campaign Number: 75V215000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1976
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1200
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19751229
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

SAAB CAMPAIGN NO N/A.POSSIBILITY OF FUEL LEAKAGE COULD OCCUR FROM HOUSING OFPRESSURIZED FUEL ACCUMULATOR IN THE FUEL LINE CONTINUOUS INJECTION SYSTEM.IFTHIS CONDITION OCCURS THE LOCATION OF ACCUMULATOR IS SUCH THAT FUEL COULDCONTACT THE TAILPIPE.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACING UNITS WHERENECESSARY).

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SAAB: 99: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V001000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1976
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19750801 - 19770201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18088
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19780224
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19781204
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Defect Summary:

THE FUEL LINE MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN A WAY SUCH THAT THE AXLE COULD CONTACT THE LINE AND EVENTUALLY CAUSE THE LINE TO RUPTURE, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK TO THE GROUND.

Corrective Summary:

THE DEALER WILL REMOVE THE HOSE BETWEEN THE RETURN CHECK VALVE AND FUEL TANK AND INSTALL A LONGER HOSE OF A PREFORMED SHAPE.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL LINE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FUEL LEAKAGE IS A FIRE HAZARD AND IF AN IGNITION SOURCEIS PRESENT, A FIRE WILL OCCUR. PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE COULDRESULT.NOTE: THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PREVENT THE REAR SUSPENSIONFROM BOTTOMING AND THE FUEL LINE FROM RUPTURING: (1) AVOID DRIVING WITH FULLLOAD IN THE TRUNK AND MORE THAN THREE ADULT PASSENGERS, 2) AVOID DRIVING OVERROUGH ROADS AND DRIVE ONLY AT MODERATE SPEEDS, (3) CHECK REAR TIRES TO ENSUREPROPER INFLATION, (4) DO NOT OPERATE THE VEHICLE IF ANY LEAKING FUEL ISDETECTED.

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SAAB: 99: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V206000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1976
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19740801 - 19790601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61739
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19791113
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19790914
Record Creation Date: 19791212

Defect Summary:

UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS SUCH AS AMBIENT HUMIDITY AND VEHICLE PRE-CONDITIONING BY REPEATED COLD START, AND SHORT TRIP DRIVING CYCLES IN COMBINATION WITH SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES, THERE EXISTS THE POSSIBILITY FOR ICE TO FORM IN THE THROTTLE HOUSING AND TEMPORARILY IMPEDE FULL CLOSURE OF THE THROTTLE PLATE WHEN THE ACCELERATOR IS RELEASED. THIS ICE BUILD-UP IN THE THROTTLE HOUSING MAY CAUSE HESITATION IN VEHICLE DECELERATION AND INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES.

Corrective Summary:

THE DEALER WILL MODIFY THE ENGINE INTAKE SYSTEM TO FURTHER IMPROVE PREHEATING OF INCOMING AIR IN COLD WEATHER. THIS WILL BE DONE FREE OF CHARGE.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; THROTTLE HOUSING.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

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SAAB: 99: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

NHTSA Campaign Number: 76V208000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1976
Manufacturer Component Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 22595
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19761222
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19761230
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

SAAB SCANIA CAMPAIGN NO M-05.POSSIBILITY THAT BRAKE DRAWROD PIVOT PINS WILLFAIL TO REMAIN IN PLACE IF BRAKES ARE APPLIED EXTREMELY HARD DUE TO DESIGN OFINTEGRAL RETENTION CLIP.IF THIS SHOULD HAPPEN, THE PIVOT PIN WOULD BE FREE TOWORK LOOSE, AND FALL OUT WITHOUT WARNING, RENDERING FOOT BRAKE INOPERATIVE.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLING REDESIGNED INTEGRAL CLIP TO PRECLUDEPIVOT PIN FALLING OUT).PASSENGER VEHICLE.

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SAAB: 99: STRUCTURE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 76V161000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1976
Manufacturer Component Description: STRUCTURE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7139
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19761004
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19761012
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Notes:

SAAB SCANIA CAMPAIGN NO M-12.99 MODELS0 GL TWO-DOOR, EMS, GL WAGONBACKINCLUDED.POSSIBILITY THAT DOOR SILL PLATE ON EITHER OR BOTH SIDES MAY HAVEBEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED ON ASSEMBLY LINE IN SUCH A MANNER THAT SEAT BELTMATERIAL MAY BE PINCHED UNDER EDGE OF DOOR SILL PLATE.IF THIS CONDITIONEXISTS AND AFTER SOME TIME WITH REPEATED USAGE, THE BELT MAY BECOME FRAYED ANDWEAKENED AT THE POINT OF CONTACT.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACING BELTAND CORRECTING SILL PLATES WHERE NECESSARY).

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SAAB: 99: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V208000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1977
Manufacturer Component Description: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19760801 - 19780701
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16238
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19781108
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19780926
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Defect Summary:

INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE MAY EXIST BETWEEN THE FUEL TANK VENT TUBE AND VEHICLE FLOORPAN WHERE THE TUBE PROJECTS THROUGH AN ACCESS HOLE INTO THE TOOL COMPARTMENT UNDER THE TRUNK FLOOR. SHOULD THE TUBE CONTACT THE LOWER EDGE OF THIS OPENING, IT COULD BECOME DAMAGED AND FAIL AT THE POINT WHERE IT IS SOLDERED TO THE FUEL TANK. FUEL LEAKAGE COULD RESULT, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE TANK IS NEARLY OR COMPLETELY FULL.

Corrective Summary:

DEALER WILL ENLARGE THE ACCESS HOLE IN THE FLOORPAN TO ENSURE PROPER CLEARANCE. IF THE VENT TUBE IS DAMAGED, IT WILL BE REPAIRED.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL TANK VENT TUBE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHOULD FUEL LEAKAGE OCCUR IN THE PRESENCE OF ANIGNITION SOURCE, A VEHICLE FIRE AND SERIOUS INJURY TO PASSENGERS COULD RESULT.

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SAAB: 99: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V001000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1977
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19750801 - 19770201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18088
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19780224
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19781204
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Defect Summary:

THE FUEL LINE MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN A WAY SUCH THAT THE AXLE COULD CONTACT THE LINE AND EVENTUALLY CAUSE THE LINE TO RUPTURE, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK TO THE GROUND.

Corrective Summary:

THE DEALER WILL REMOVE THE HOSE BETWEEN THE RETURN CHECK VALVE AND FUEL TANK AND INSTALL A LONGER HOSE OF A PREFORMED SHAPE.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL LINE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FUEL LEAKAGE IS A FIRE HAZARD AND IF AN IGNITION SOURCEIS PRESENT, A FIRE WILL OCCUR. PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE COULDRESULT.NOTE: THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PREVENT THE REAR SUSPENSIONFROM BOTTOMING AND THE FUEL LINE FROM RUPTURING: (1) AVOID DRIVING WITH FULLLOAD IN THE TRUNK AND MORE THAN THREE ADULT PASSENGERS, 2) AVOID DRIVING OVERROUGH ROADS AND DRIVE ONLY AT MODERATE SPEEDS, (3) CHECK REAR TIRES TO ENSUREPROPER INFLATION, (4) DO NOT OPERATE THE VEHICLE IF ANY LEAKING FUEL ISDETECTED.

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SAAB: 99: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V206000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1977
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19740801 - 19790601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61739
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19791113
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19790914
Record Creation Date: 19791212

Defect Summary:

UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS SUCH AS AMBIENT HUMIDITY AND VEHICLE PRE-CONDITIONING BY REPEATED COLD START, AND SHORT TRIP DRIVING CYCLES IN COMBINATION WITH SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES, THERE EXISTS THE POSSIBILITY FOR ICE TO FORM IN THE THROTTLE HOUSING AND TEMPORARILY IMPEDE FULL CLOSURE OF THE THROTTLE PLATE WHEN THE ACCELERATOR IS RELEASED. THIS ICE BUILD-UP IN THE THROTTLE HOUSING MAY CAUSE HESITATION IN VEHICLE DECELERATION AND INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES.

Corrective Summary:

THE DEALER WILL MODIFY THE ENGINE INTAKE SYSTEM TO FURTHER IMPROVE PREHEATING OF INCOMING AIR IN COLD WEATHER. THIS WILL BE DONE FREE OF CHARGE.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; THROTTLE HOUSING.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

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SAAB: 99: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V208000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1978
Manufacturer Component Description: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19760801 - 19780701
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16238
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19781108
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19780926
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Defect Summary:

INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE MAY EXIST BETWEEN THE FUEL TANK VENT TUBE AND VEHICLE FLOORPAN WHERE THE TUBE PROJECTS THROUGH AN ACCESS HOLE INTO THE TOOL COMPARTMENT UNDER THE TRUNK FLOOR. SHOULD THE TUBE CONTACT THE LOWER EDGE OF THIS OPENING, IT COULD BECOME DAMAGED AND FAIL AT THE POINT WHERE IT IS SOLDERED TO THE FUEL TANK. FUEL LEAKAGE COULD RESULT, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE TANK IS NEARLY OR COMPLETELY FULL.

Corrective Summary:

DEALER WILL ENLARGE THE ACCESS HOLE IN THE FLOORPAN TO ENSURE PROPER CLEARANCE. IF THE VENT TUBE IS DAMAGED, IT WILL BE REPAIRED.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL TANK VENT TUBE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHOULD FUEL LEAKAGE OCCUR IN THE PRESENCE OF ANIGNITION SOURCE, A VEHICLE FIRE AND SERIOUS INJURY TO PASSENGERS COULD RESULT.

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SAAB: 99: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 83V068000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1978
Manufacturer Component Description: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19771001 - 19800601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12096
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19830829
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19830714
Record Creation Date: 19830810

Defect Summary:

A PROBLEM RELATING TO THE FRONT EXHAUST PIPE BRACKET ATTACHMENT COULD CAUSE LEAKING OF TRANSMISSION OIL. TRANSMISSION COULD LOCK UP DUE TO LACK OF PROPER OIL LUBRICATION.

Corrective Summary:

DEALER WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING EXHAUST PIPE BRACKET WITH ONE THAT ATTACHES TO THE SIDE OF THE TRANSMISSION. THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL COVER GASKET WILL ALSO BE REPLACED, USING SCREWS INSTEAD OF STUDS.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; EXHAUST PIPE BRACKET ATTACHMENT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: TRANSMISSION LOCK UP COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT ANDPERSONAL INJURY.NOTE: UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS CORRECTED, OWNER SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE TRANSMISSIONOIL IS KEPT AT AN ADEQUATE LEVEL. IF THE OIL LEVEL SINKS TOO LOW, THEDIFFERENTIAL MAY BEGIN TO WHINE AND IT MAY BECOME INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TOCHANGE GEARS.

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SAAB: 99: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V206000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1978
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19740801 - 19790601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61739
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19791113
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19790914
Record Creation Date: 19791212

Defect Summary:

UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS SUCH AS AMBIENT HUMIDITY AND VEHICLE PRE-CONDITIONING BY REPEATED COLD START, AND SHORT TRIP DRIVING CYCLES IN COMBINATION WITH SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES, THERE EXISTS THE POSSIBILITY FOR ICE TO FORM IN THE THROTTLE HOUSING AND TEMPORARILY IMPEDE FULL CLOSURE OF THE THROTTLE PLATE WHEN THE ACCELERATOR IS RELEASED. THIS ICE BUILD-UP IN THE THROTTLE HOUSING MAY CAUSE HESITATION IN VEHICLE DECELERATION AND INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES.

Corrective Summary:

THE DEALER WILL MODIFY THE ENGINE INTAKE SYSTEM TO FURTHER IMPROVE PREHEATING OF INCOMING AIR IN COLD WEATHER. THIS WILL BE DONE FREE OF CHARGE.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; THROTTLE HOUSING.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

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SAAB: 99: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V130000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1978
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19771101 - 19780401
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 404
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19780713
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19780609
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Defect Summary:

INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE AIR/FUEL MIXING REGULATOR AND THE THROTTLE HOUSING COULD ALLOW THE DECEL SOLENOID LINK ARM ON THE THROTTLE TO CONTACT THE MIXING REGULATOR UNDER CERTAIN EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS. THIS WOULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO ROCK TO THE LEFT ON ITS MOUNTING. FULLY DEPRESSING THE ACCELERATOR WHILE MAKING A SHARP RIGHT TURN AT MODERATE TO HIGH SPEEDS COULD CAUSE SUCH A CONTACT TO OCCUR. FURTHERMORE, MOVEMENT OF THE THROTTLE PLATE MAY MOMENTARILY BE RESTRICTED DURING THE TIME OF CONTACT BETWEEN THE LINK ARM AND MIXING REGULATOR.

Corrective Summary:

THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE LINK ARM WITH A MODIFIED ONE TO ENSURE SUFFICIENT CLEARANCE TO THE MIXING REGULATOR UNDER ALL DRIVING CONDITIONS. THE POSITION OF THE DECEL SOLENOID MAY ALSO BE READJUSTED IF FOUND NECESSARY.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; THROTTLE LINKAGE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THROTTLE LINKAGE INTERFERENCE MAY PREVENT THE THROTTLEFROM RETURNING TO THE IDLE POSITION. LOSS OF VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL AND ANACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

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SAAB: 99: SEAT BELTS:REAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V099000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1978
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:REAR
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19770801 - 19780301
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6900
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19780620
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19780503
Record Creation Date: 19791012

Defect Summary:

THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE WEBBING NEAR THE METAL TONGUE OF THE LEFT HALF OF THE CENTER REAR SEAT BELT MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY SEWN TOGETHER.

Corrective Summary:

DEALER WILL INSPECT THE CENTER REAR SEAT BELT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: AS A RESULT, THE CENTER REAR SEAT BELT MAY NOTWITHSTAND THE FORCES IMPOSED ON IT AND, IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT, MAYNOT PROPERLY RESTRAIN THE PASSENGER. SERIOUS INJURY COULD RESULT.

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SAAB: 99: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V206000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1979
Manufacturer Component Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19740801 - 19790601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61739
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19791113
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19790914
Record Creation Date: 19791212

Defect Summary:

UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS SUCH AS AMBIENT HUMIDITY AND VEHICLE PRE-CONDITIONING BY REPEATED COLD START, AND SHORT TRIP DRIVING CYCLES IN COMBINATION WITH SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES, THERE EXISTS THE POSSIBILITY FOR ICE TO FORM IN THE THROTTLE HOUSING AND TEMPORARILY IMPEDE FULL CLOSURE OF THE THROTTLE PLATE WHEN THE ACCELERATOR IS RELEASED. THIS ICE BUILD-UP IN THE THROTTLE HOUSING MAY CAUSE HESITATION IN VEHICLE DECELERATION AND INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES.

Corrective Summary:

THE DEALER WILL MODIFY THE ENGINE INTAKE SYSTEM TO FURTHER IMPROVE PREHEATING OF INCOMING AIR IN COLD WEATHER. THIS WILL BE DONE FREE OF CHARGE.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; THROTTLE HOUSING.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

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SAAB: 99: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

NHTSA Campaign Number: 80V123000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: 99
Model Year: 1980
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacturered: 19790901 - 19800701
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15213
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19801031
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 19800923
Record Creation Date: 19801016

Defect Summary:

THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT THE MOUNTING COLLAR FOR THE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP, SUBMERGED IN THE FUEL, COULD PARTIALLY DETACH FROM THE TOP OF THE TANK AND CAUSE A FUEL LEAK.

Corrective Summary:

DEALER WILL REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP SUPPORT AND REMOUNT THE PUMP AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; ELECTRICAL FUEL PUMP, MOUNTING COLLAR.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LEAKING FUEL MAY ENTER THE TOOL WELL AND/OR DRIP TO THEGROUND AT THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THIS WOULD CREATE A RISK OF FIRE, POSSIBLYRESULTING IN VEHICLE DAMAGE AND PERSONAL INJURY.NOTE: DRIVER MAY BE ALERTED TO THE PROBLEM BY A STRONG FUEL ODOR AND A DISTINCTINCREASE IN THE NOISE LEVEL FROM FUEL PUMP OPERATION.

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