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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June  1, 1999
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 99V109000

'92-'94 Saab 9000 Recalled

Component:
Interior Systems:  Passive Restraint: Air Bag Impact Sensor

Manufacturer:
SAAB Cars USA, Inc.

Mfg. Campaign #:
708

Year:
1992 - 1994

Make:
SAAB

Model:
9000

Manufactured From:
JUN 1991 To: JUL 1994

Problem:
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles. Moisture can enter the inflatable restraint electronic control module (ECM) and cause corrosion on portions of the ECM printer circuit boards.

This corrosion can possibly create open connections in circuits which control the restraint deployment, possibly causing inadvertent air bag deployment.

Remedy:
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. Owner notification is expected to beginJune 30, 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).