2001 Saab 9-3 Electrical System Ignition Module Recall

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2001 Saab 9-3 Electrical System Ignition Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #61995
NHTSA Compaign #05V399000
MFG Compaign #15021
 ManufacturerSAAB CARS USA, INC.
 Model Year2001
 Date of notification13/03/06
 Begin date of manufacuring01/06/00
 End date of manufacturing30/06/01
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received14/09/05
 Report created14/09/05
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units103202
 Defect summaryCertain passenger vehicles equipped with b205/b235 4-cylinder gasoline engines and b308 6-cylinder gasoline engines may experience overheating and burnout of the isolated gated bipolar transistor (igbt) within the ignition discharge module (idm) due to increased susceptibility to electrical loads.
 Consequence summaryOverheating of the igbt occurs most often at engine start-up, but it may also occur while the engine is running. Engine stalling may occur, which could result in a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect to see what version idm is in the vehicle and replace the idm if it is a version built prior to the introduction of qp3. An interim letter will be mailed to owners in october 2005, informing them of the condition. Parts are now available and owners will be notified to bring their vehicles in to the dealers to have the idm replaced by letter dated march 13, 2006. Owners may contact saab at 1-800-955-9007.
 Recall notesSaab recall no. 05087. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov.

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