2006 Saab 9-3 Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

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2006 Saab 9-3 Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #114451
NHTSA Compaign #16V063000
MFG Compaign #28810 and 28811
 ManufacturerGeneral Motors LLC
 Model Year2006
 Date of notification01/03/17
 Begin date of manufacuring31/05/02
 End date of manufacturing15/02/11
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received03/02/16
 Report created03/02/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units113716
 Defect summaryGeneral motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 saab 9-3 vehicles manufactured may 31, 2002, to february 15, 2011, 2006-2009 saab 9-5 vehicles manufactured june 7, 2005, to may 28, 2009, and 2008-2009 saturn astra vehicles manufactured april 11, 2007, to july 24, 2008. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
 Consequence summaryIn the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
 Corrective actionGm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator on saab 9-3 and 9-5 vehicles and will replace the driver's frontal airbag module on saturn astra vehicles, free of charge. The recall began on march 1, 2017. Owners may contact saab customer service at 1-800-955-9007 or saturn customer service at 1-800-553-6000. Gm's number for this recall is 28810.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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