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Saab 900 Recall 96V008000

Suspension & Steering, February 10, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
February 10, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,988
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V008000
Component
STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

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.
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