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Another Belated Recall for Saab 9-4X owners

Saab 9-4x Winter

Yesterday, GM announced a new belated recall affecting a small number of Saab 9-4x model owners. In fact, this calculation covers GM’s older compatible vehicles made on the same platform, which are primarily the Cadillac SRX, which was produced from 2010 to 2016. Much more important for Saab vehicle owners is the recall related to the Saab 9-4x model of which there are very few and virtually all 9-4x cars are covered by this recall.

To remind you, only 814 Saab 9-4X units were produced, and the rest up to 380,000 vehicles belong to the Cadillac SRX. This Recall is related to a potential suspension issue that can affect steering on the vehicles. As everyone knows, GM previously owned the Saab brand and was responsible for manufacturing the cars involved in this recall.

The investigation was opened last year by the American NHTSA agency, which determined the potential danger that led to the decision to recall these SUVs. General Motors, in cooperation with NTHSA, determined last year whether it was necessary to make a recall, and they have just decided to make the necessary corrections to these vehicles. In the documentation that was created on the basis of the investigation at the time indicate that the toe link adjuster could separate on the vehicle. This adjuster keeps the rear suspension stable and maintains tire contact with the ground.

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Again, most of these vehicles had another previous recall. In 2014, NHTSA received 9 complaints from the owners of critical SUVs, and the real problem was the 2 recorded collisions in which 3 people were injured. GM says although the cars were recalled once, dealers or independent repair shops may not have followed procedures for tightening a toe link nut, the AP reports. GM dealerships will replace the adjustable toe link with a non-adjustable one. Owners will be notified by letter starting Aug. 9 and will not have to pay for the repair.

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

3 Comments

  • Actually, the 9-4x was really engineered by Saab in Sweden too. It and the Cadillac SRX were designed by the same team at Saab, although the SRX was released first.

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