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NHTSA 21-98
Thursday, April 16, 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Saab Cars USA, Incorporated


Saab 900 Years: 1994-1998

Number Involved: 92,505
Dates of Manufacture: September 1993 - December 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V038 Saab Campaign No. 299
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles.
Description of Noncompliance: The instructions for properly aiming the headlighting system were omitted. This does not meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence of Noncompliance: If the headlamp assemblies are replaced, customers may not be able to properly aim the headlights.
Corrective Action: Owners will be sent aiming instructions, and directions for affixing these inserts to the owner guides. If an owner so desires, a dealer can affix the inserts in their owner guide for them.
Owner Notification: Owner notification is expected to begin April 15, 1998.
Note: 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.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.