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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

SAAB USA RECALLS 9-5 SERIES CARS

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
SAAB / 9-5
2002-2008
Manufacturer : SAAB CARS USA, INC. Mfr's Report Date : APR 07, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V160000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 57389
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:
 IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY OCCUR.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSTALL A-PILLAR TRIM WITH IMPROVED ENERGY-ABSORBING CAPABILITY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.
Notes:
 SAAB RECALL NO. 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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