2004 Saab 9-3 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Vacuum Recall

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2004 Saab 9-3 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Vacuum Recall

 NHTSA Recall #36245
NHTSA Compaign #05V236000
MFG Compaign #15019 / 05057
 ManufacturerSAAB CARS USA, INC.
 Model Year2004
 Date of notification17/03/06
 Begin date of manufacuring01/06/03
 End date of manufacturing31/07/04
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received19/05/05
 Report created25/05/05
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units68654
 Defect summaryCertain sport sedan and convertible passenger vehicles were produced with a vacuum pipe check valve for the brake booster that may fail from exposure to elevated temperatures. This could result in sudden loss of power brake assist, usually with little or no warning.
 Consequence summaryIf this condition were to occur when minimum stopping distance is required, a crash could occur.
 Corrective actionDealers will install a new redesigned check valve. The recall began on march 17, 2006. Owners should contact saab at 1-800-955-9007.
 Recall notesSaab recall no. 15019 (gm recall no. 05057). Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 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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