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Saab recall 96V008000

Recall 96V008000

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Saab 900 1995

Suspension & Steering, February 10, 1996
Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 96V008000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Potential Number of Units Affected: 8988

Summary: THE STEERING COLUMN SHAFT WAS INCORRECTLY INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE CAUSING THE COLUMN TO BE OUT OF ALIGNMENT.

Consequence: IF MISALIGNED, AN ALUMINUM CONNECTING PIECE CAN FAIL DUE TO FATIGUE, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING COLUMN ALIGNMENT TO ENSURE THAT NO MISALIGNMENT EXISTS. IF A MISALIGNMENT IS FOUND, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY AS A UNIT.

Notes: SYSTEM: STEERING; COLUMN.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CONVERTIBLE PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED IN VALMET, FINLAND. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration