GM has been notified by Takata that the propellant in some front driver airbag inflators in these vehicles may degrade over time, especially if the vehicle spends significant time in hot and humid areas of the country.
Significant degradation in the propellant can lead to the inflator rupturing in the event of airbag deployment during a crash, causing serious or fatal injuries.
- 2006–2011 SAAB 9-3
- 2006–2009 SAAB 9-5
WHEN CAN I GET IT FIXED?
Replacement parts are not yet available! They are working closely with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and their suppliers to make parts available for all affected vehicles as quickly as possible, starting with key priority areas with high absolute humidity. As soon as parts are available in your area, GM will send you a letter so you can schedule your repair appointment at your nearest Saab Service Center.
HOW ARE THE REGIONS DIFFERENT?
Vehicles in areas with higher heat and humidity have a higher risk, so they are prioritized first as replacement parts become available. These states are shown in red below: