January 9, 2002
Saab Has Recalled 2002 Model 9-5 Cars
- Saab is recalling its 2002 model 9-5 cars to inspect the front-wheel
suspension because of a defect that could affect the steering.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,351
The cars have been sold in 41 of Saab's markets, including about 2,600 in
the United States, company spokesman Christer Nilsson was reported as
Owners will be asked to contact their dealer to have their cars inspected
and if needed, fixed, at no cost to them, Saab said in a news release.
The affected cars may have defective material in one of the suspension parts
and steering capability could be affected if the part breaks, according to
the news release. The problem stems from the manufacturing process at a
supplier, the company said.
Nilsson was reported as saying that there had been two breakdowns but no injuries.
Saab, which became a wholly owned division of U.S.-based General Motors in
2000, has its headquarters in Trollhaettan, southern Sweden.
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
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