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October 6, 2001

Saab Cars USA, Inc. Recalls 1998 Saab 90

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting Saab 90 models manufactured between July - December 1997

Number involved:
12,036

Defect:
On certain 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 been triggered by dusting or wiping of the dashboard, starting the car, or closing the door.

Remedy:
Dealers will install a front passenger-side air bag module grounding strap. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saab at 1-800-955-9007.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V222/Saab Recall No. 15002]

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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