Two Saab Airbag Recall Corrections

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To let people know the 2003-2011 Saab 9-3 airbag recall is changing.

GM safety recall 28810 / Saab safety recall 15041 Driver’s Side Airbag Inflator:

  • Correction #1 – GM has determined that the models immediately below are NOT subject to the recall. These vehicles do NOT HAVE drivers side Takata steering wheel airbag inflators.
    · Saab 9-3, 2003-2005 MY
    · Saab 9-5, 2010-2011 MY
  • Correction #2 – GM has determined that one additional model will be added to the recall. The following models ARE subject to the recall:
    · Saab 9-5, 2006-2009 MY (Additional model)
    · Saab 9-3, 2006-2011 MY (originally included model)

Updated letters will be sent advising owners of vehicles affected by Correction #1 and Correction #2. Below here is an example of the letter (Customer Advisory Letter) by GM to Saab owners.

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15041 – 28810 Saab – GM Customer Advisory Letter

This notice applies to your vehicle, VIN: .

Dear : This notice is sent to you in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain model year Saab vehicles. As a result, GM is conducting a safety recall. We apologize for this inconvenience. However, we are concerned about your safety and continued satisfaction with our products.

Your vehicle is involved in GM safety recall 28810/Saab safety recall 15041.

Why is your vehicle being recalled? In some vehicles, the driver airbag inflator may experience an alteration over time, which could lead to overaggressive combustion in the event of an air bag deployment. This condition could create excessive internal pressure when the air bag is deployed, which could result in the body of the inflator rupturing upon deployment. In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the air bag cushion material, which may result in injury or death to vehicle occupants.

What will we do? Parts to repair your vehicle are not currently available, but when parts are available, your Saab Official Service Center (OSC) will replace the driver airbag inflator on vehicles subject to this recall. This service will be performed for you at no charge. We are working as quickly as possible to correct this condition. When parts are available, we will send you another letter asking you to take your vehicle to your Saab Official Service Center to have your vehicle serviced. You can also check the status of this recall at

Do you have questions? If you have questions or concerns that your Saab Official Service Center is unable to resolve, please contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center at 800-955-9007.

If after contacting your Saab Official Service Center and the Customer Assistance Center, you are still not satisfied we have done our best to remedy this condition without charge and within a reasonable time, you may wish to write the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Campaign ID Number for this recall is 16V063

Federal regulation requires that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within ten days.

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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