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Saab 9-3 recall 04V540000

The Engine May Hesitate and/or Stall Unexpectedly
Engine, January 15, 2004

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The engine may hesitate on acceleration and/or stall unexpectedly.


If you are experiencing engine stalling and/or hesitation, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.


The engine management system software may cause the engine to hesitate on acceleration and/or stall. If the engine were to stall as a result of this issue, it can be restarted immediately. Dealers will update the engine management system software to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 15419.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2003

Mfr's Report Date:
January 15, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V540000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 12249

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SOFTWARE MAY CAUSE ENGINE HESITATION OR STALLING.

Consequence: IF THE VEHICLE STALLS AS A RESULT OF THIS CONDITION, IT CAN BE RESTARTED IMMEDIATELY.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

Notes: GM/SAAB CUSTOMER SATISFACTION NO. CSC 15419.THIS ACTION IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN AND IS NOT BEING CONDUCTED UNDER THE SAFETY ACT.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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