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Saab 9-2x Recall: Passenger side frontal airbag

Saab 9-2x Airbag Takata

Takata’s expansion of their previous recalls has increased the number of vehicles affected, and currently include approximately 19 million vehicles in the United States. On June 17, 2015, NHTSA verified that Vehicle Identification Numbers for vehicles made by the 12 automakers involved were available, and that owners could now search on NHTSA’s and manufacturers’ VIN look-up tools to determine if their vehicles are affected.

Saab VIN Look-Up Now Available

NHTSA has received notification from Saab that vehicle owners are now able to search by VIN to see if their vehicles are affected by the Takata air bag recalls. Owners can use NHTSA’s VIN look-up tool to find this information, or go to their manufacturer’s VIN look-up page.

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2005 Saab 9-2X Aero
2005 Saab 9-2X Aero

Saab 9-2x Recall

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Subaru Baja vehicles manufactured January 22, 2003, to July 21, 2004, 2004-2005 Impreza vehicles manufactured January 28, 2003, to May 31, 2005, 2003-2008 Subaru Legacy vehicles manufactured January 22, 2003, to May 2, 2008, 2003-2008 Subaru Outback vehicles manufactured February 18, 2003, to May 5, 2008, and 2005 Saab 9-2x vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, to March 17, 2005.

The affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal airbag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion, which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger’s frontal airbag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

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Subaru will notify their owners and General Motors will notify Saab owners(!). Dealers will replace the passenger airbag inflator, free of charge. The Subaru recall began on June 17, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783.

The Saab recall began on July 27, 2015

Owners of Saab vehicles may call 1-800-955-9007. Subaru’s number for this recall is WQR-53. Note: The recall completely supersedes recall 14V-399 (WQL-48) and partially supersedes recall 14V-763 (WQP-51) in that model year 2004 through 2005 Subaru Impreza and model year 2005 Saab 9-2x vehicles are now only part of this campaign. Note: On December 18, 2015 Subaru informed NHTSA of an expansion of this recall to include certain model year 2003-2004 Subaru Baja, 2003-2008 Subaru Legacy and 2003-2008 Subaru Outback vehicles.

Note for all recalls

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Worried that you might have missed a recall on your car? Now you can look it up yourself online. All you need is your vehicle’s VIN. Simply go to www.safercar.gov and use the “Recalls Look-up by VIN” tool. Or you can just go there directly with this link ={>}https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/.

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.

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