From Vi Bilgare. It’s never good news when this happens but it’s good to see they’ve caught the problem quickly and are taking proactive measures to remedy it.
Saab recalls 630 cars of the model year 2011.
Because of rattling, a subcontractor to Saab Automobile adjusted the design of the cover that covers the airbag on the steering wheel on the new Saab 9-5.
Then it was discovered that the cover can prevent the airbag to function fully in a collision.
According to a letter to 630 owners of Saab 9-5, model year 2011, the airbag can cause injury to the occupants if it is released.
Has anyone been injured?
– No, this is a proactive measure so our customers can feel safe. The possibility of this happening, we calculated to about three percent, says Hans-Jörgen Brandt, Communications Director at Saab Automobile, to Vi Bilägare.
This is the first time the new Saab 9-5 is recalled. 630 cars in 20 countries is affected, including 145 cars in Sweden. Hans-Jörgen Brandt would not say how many cars that have so far been delivered this year.
Car owners are now encouraged to immediately contact an authorized Saab workshop where the unit for the airbag must be replaced. This process takes about half an hour and is free of charge.
Thanks to Arild (who owns a 2011 Saab 9-5 himself) for the translation!