Welcome to the world of Saab ! Register
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    mdb99@bellsouth.net
    Oh! I Get It Now Mike Brennan's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Aug 2010
    Location
    Williamsburg, Va. and Cedar RIver Mi.
    Posts
    634
    Saab(s)
    01 95 Aero and Wagon, 09 93 Combi and an 08 95 Combi
    Thumbs Up:   13

    Takata airbag recall - 2003-2011 Saab 9-3 and 9-5

    Now that just sucks.

    https://www.cars.com/articles/latest...byou3IkDmMd.99

    GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson said the Jan. 22 expansion "is expected to include approximately 110,000 Saab 9-3 and 9-5 vehicles" for driver-side airbag inflators in cars sold here from 2003 to 2011. (GM owned Saab until 2010.)

    0 Not allowed!
    Last edited by nordwulf; 28 January 2016 at 16:08. Reason: updated post with link and more info

  2. #2
    Desmond Khoo
    Saab Enthusiast
    Join Date
    24 Mar 2012
    Location
    Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
    Posts
    152
    Saab(s)
    2006 9-5 2.0t
    Thumbs Up:   1
    http://blog.caranddriver.com/massive...cted-vehicles/

    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/n...call/index.htm

    Looks like it's the 9-2x. Hope it stays that way. Saab dealer closed down here long time ago!

    0 Not allowed!

  3. #3
    Frank
    Administrator nordwulf's Avatar
    Join Date
    30 Jul 2010
    Location
    USA - Netherlands
    Posts
    7,863
    Saab(s)
    previous: 2006 9-3, 2001-06 9-5, 2011 9-4X
    Thumbs Up:   123
    Desmond, that's what I first thought as well but it looks like other Saabs may be affected, even though it is not an official recall yet.

    I checked out some used airbags on eBay and it appears the 2006-2009 Saab 9-5 and 2003-2011 Saab 9-3 have airbags made by Takata. The older Saab 9-5 before the 2006 dash update have airbags made by Autoliv in Sweden.

    Not sure if Takata also made the airbags for the 2010-2011 Saab 9-5 and 2011 Saab 9-4X.

    2003-2011 Saab 9-3 and 2006-2009 Saab 9-5 - Takata

    Name:  Saab 9-3 9-5 airbag takata 3.jpg
Views: 3812
Size:  23.8 KB

    Name:  Saab 9-3 9-5 airbag takata 1.jpg
Views: 3395
Size:  67.3 KB

    Name:  Saab 9-3 9-5 airbag takata 2.jpg
Views: 3318
Size:  35.9 KB

    1998 - 2005 Saab 9-5 - Autoliv

    Name:  Saab 9-5 airbag autoliv 3.jpg
Views: 3349
Size:  32.5 KB

    Name:  Saab 9-5 airbag autoliv 1.jpg
Views: 3307
Size:  50.4 KB

    Name:  Saab 9-5 airbag autoliv 2.jpg
Views: 3309
Size:  47.6 KB

    0 Not allowed!

  4. #4
    Desmond Khoo
    Saab Enthusiast
    Join Date
    24 Mar 2012
    Location
    Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
    Posts
    152
    Saab(s)
    2006 9-5 2.0t
    Thumbs Up:   1
    oh my...i'm driving the '06 one.

    wonder if the steering wheels are interchangeable? I doubt they will issue a recall for SAABs here in Malaysia.

    0 Not allowed!

  5. #5
    Frank
    Administrator nordwulf's Avatar
    Join Date
    30 Jul 2010
    Location
    USA - Netherlands
    Posts
    7,863
    Saab(s)
    previous: 2006 9-3, 2001-06 9-5, 2011 9-4X
    Thumbs Up:   123
    Official information from GM:

    GM Recall #: 16V063

    NHTSA Recall #: 16V063

    Date Issued: Feb 03, 2016

    Recall Title:

    Driver Airbag

    Recall Description:

    This part 573 notice is in furtherance of the Takata Holdings Inc. (“Takata”) equipment recall described in NHTSA recall number 16E-005 dated January 25, 2016. This Takata equipment recall relates to all Takata PSDI-5 driver airbag inflators produced from the start of production through the end of model year 2014. Takata PSDI-5 inflators were installed in the following GM vehicles as original equipment: (i) 2003 – 2011 model year Saab 9-3 vehicles; (ii) 2010 – 2011 model year Saab 9-5 vehicles; and (iii) 2008 – 2009 model year Saturn Astra vehicles. In accordance with Takata’s defect determination, GM is recalling these vehicles to replace the Takata driver airbag inflators.

    Safety Risk Description:

    Takata’s part 573 report for equipment recall 16E-005 states, in part: “Takata has determined that a defect related to motor vehicle safety may arise in some of the subject inflators. Takata is aware of four test ruptures in ballistic tests of non-desiccated PSDI-5 inflators. Takata is not aware of any field incidents in which a PSDI-5 inflator has ruptured, either desiccated or non-desiccated. Takata is taking this action in an abundance of caution, to address all of the subject non-desiccated PSDI-5 air bag inflators, due to the similarities of design and manufacturing characteristics for this type of inflator used in the U.S. market. . . . In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the air bag cushion material, which may result in injury or death to vehicle occupants.”

    Repair Description:

    Dealers will replace the driver airbag inflator on Saab 9-3 and 9-5 vehicles subject to this recall, free of charge. Dealers will replace the driver airbag module on Saturn Astra vehicles subject to this recall, free of charge.

    0 Not allowed!

  6. #6
    Saab Fan RoccoH's Avatar
    Join Date
    10 May 2015
    Location
    Maarn, Netherlands
    Posts
    41
    Saab(s)
    9-3 2.0T Sport Estate US Spec MY2006
    Thumbs Up:   7
    Finally, some firm dates: Parts are expected to be available by March 31, 2017 (for 2006-2009 model year vehicles) and September 30, 2017 (for 2010-2011 model year vehicles) These are actually the official deadlines, pretty sad from GM. I also noticed GM has only replaced only 21% of the recalled passenger airbags in total on all GM cars, and not a single driver airbag yet...

    Please note below information is specifically for the HAH (Hot and Humid) Area (see: http://www.gmtakataairbag.com/produc...saab93-95.html).

    Vehicles registered in a non-HAH area have lower priority, see page 15 here: https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.do...d_12.16.16.pdf

    Source: https://www.safercar.gov/rs/takata/takata-docs.html

    Quote Originally Posted by my.gm.com/recalls

    • GM Recall #: 15043


    • NHTSA # 16V063


    • Date Issued: May 11, 2016



    Recall Title:
    SAAB TAKATA AIRBAGS HAH AREA

    Recall Description:
    In some vehicles, the driver airbag inflator may experience an alteration over time, which could lead to overaggressive combustion in the event of an air bag deployment. This condition could create excessive internal pressure when the air bag is deployed, which could result in the body of the inflator rupturing upon deployment.

    Safety Risk Description:

    In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the air bag cushion material, which may result in injury or death to vehicle occupants.

    Repair Description:
    Dealers will replace the driver airbag inflator on Saab 9-3 and 9-5 vehicles subject to this recall, free of charge. Parts are expected to be available by March 31, 2017 (for 2006-2009 model year vehicles) and September 30, 2017 (for 2010-2011 model year vehicles).

    1 Not allowed!

  7. #7
    Saab Fan RoccoH's Avatar
    Join Date
    10 May 2015
    Location
    Maarn, Netherlands
    Posts
    41
    Saab(s)
    9-3 2.0T Sport Estate US Spec MY2006
    Thumbs Up:   7
    It took some time for GM to ship my airbag to the Netherlands and to the Opel (=GM) dealer for replacement but the replacement finally happened this afternoon. I guess #1 in the Netherlands

    0 Not allowed!

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT. The time now is 06:06.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.5
Copyright © 2022 vBulletin Solutions Inc. All rights reserved.