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  NHTSA Recall 16V063000

NHTSA Campaign Id 16V063000; Date: Feb. 3, 2016

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

icon1 Recalled Vehicles:

2006 SAAB 9-3 2007 SAAB 9-3 2008 SAAB 9-3 2009 SAAB 9-3 2010 SAAB 9-3 2011 SAAB 9-3 2006 SAAB 9-5 2007 SAAB 9-5 2008 SAAB 9-5 2009 SAAB 9-5 2008 Saturn Astra 2009 Saturn Astra

Component: Air Bags:frontal:driver Side Inflator Module

Manufactured by: General Motors Llc

Affected Units:: 113,716

icon3 Recall Summary:

General motors LLC (gm) is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 SAAB 9-3 vehicles manufactured may 31, 2002, to February 15, 2011, 2006-2009 SAAB 9-5 vehicles manufactured June 7, 2005, to may 28, 2009, and 2008-2009 Saturn astra vehicles manufactured April 11, 2007, to July 24, 2008. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

icon2 How to Fix:

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator on SAAB 9-3 and 9-5 vehicles and will replace the driver's frontal airbag module on Saturn astra vehicles, free of charge. The recall began on March 1, 2017. Owners may contact SAAB customer service at 1-800-955-9007 or Saturn customer service at 1-800-553-6000. Gm's number for this recall is 28810.

icon4 Recall Notes:

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Date Owners notified by Manufacturer: Mar 1, 2017

Also see:

All recalls of SAAB vehicles.

More recall documents on nhtsa.gov.



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