2004 Saab 9-3 Seats Front Assembly Recliner Recall

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2004 Saab 9-3 Seats Front Assembly Recliner Recall

 NHTSA Recall #34435
NHTSA Compaign #03V514000
MFG Compaign #15014
 ManufacturerSAAB CARS USA, INC.
 Model Year2004
 Date of notification29/12/03
 Begin date of manufacuring01/11/02
 End date of manufacturing30/11/03
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received10/12/03
 Report created11/12/03
Regulation part number571
FMV safety standard number207
Estimated number of affected units1658
 Defect summaryCertain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 207, "seating systems." the backrest locking mechanism on some front seats may have been installed incorrectly.
 Consequence summaryThis could cause the seat back to fold forward in a frontal crash, resulting in injury to the driver and/or front seat passenger.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect the vehicle's front seats to determine if they are equipped with the improperly installed component. If either or both of the seats have this component, they will be replaced. The dealer may need to order a complete new seat or seats (including matching upholstery) and the parts may take up to two to four weeks to arrive. Saab will provide a rental car for the owner until the new seat(s) is (are) available and installed by the dealer. Owner notification is expected to begin during february 2004. Owners should contact saab at 1-800-955-9007.
 Recall notesSaab recall no. 15014. Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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