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Takata Airbag Recall for Saab car owners in Australia

Saab 9-5 takata airbag Recall

The Australian Government has issued a compulsory recall for vehicles with frontal Takata airbag inflators that use phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate propellant without a desiccant. Holden, as part of General Motors, is the importer of Saab and Opel vehicles. Holden dealerships are authorised to carry out the rework on Saab and Opel vehicles for this recall campaign.

Notice to Saab car owners in Australia – Your SAAB 9-3 and Saab 9-5 may be installed with a faulty Takata airbag that could kill or seriously injure you and other people in your vehicle. Holden SAAB models manufactured between 2006 to 2011 are under active safety recall. To find out if your vehicle is affected and access frequently asked questions please visit https://www.holden.com.au/owning/airbag-recall.

If your vehicle is affected, you should immediately contact your preferred Holden Servicing Dealer via https://www.holden.com.au/dealers, or Holden Customer Care on 1800 632 826 to arrange to have the airbag replaced.

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Airbag replacement can be conducted quickly once presented at a dealership. Holden expert technicians will replace the front driver airbag at no charge to you. Holden has made alternative options available if, for any reason, you are unable to attend a dealership for this work. These include:
• Remote repair: a technician will visit you at your home or place of work and repair your vehicle at your convenience;
• Vehicle tow in: your vehicle can be towed to your closest Holden dealer at no charge for repair work to be carried out.
• Loan vehicle: a complimentary replacement vehicle will be offered for the duration of the repair.

Please contact Holden representatives to discuss the availability of these additional services in your area. GM and Holden expect that the inflators fitted to impacted vehicles will continue to perform as designed until a replacement airbag can be fitted.

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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