General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 Saab 9-3 vehicles manufactured May 31, 2002, to February 15, 2011, 2006-2009 Saab 9-5 vehicles manufactured June 7, 2005, to May 28, 2009, and 2008-2009 Saturn Astra vehicles manufactured April 11, 2007, to July 24, 2008. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator on Saab 9-3 and 9-5 vehicles and will replace the driver's frontal airbag module on Saturn Astra vehicles, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Owners were notified of the recall on March 23, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Saab customer service at 1-800-955-9007 or Saturn customer service at 1-800-553-6000. GM's number for this recall is 28810.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
2.0L DOHC MPFI turbocharged 4-cyl engine
5-speed manual transmission
Electronic stability program (ESP)
Traction control system (TCS)
Front wheel drive
140 amp alternator
Front suspension-inc: MacPherson struts, gas shock absorbers, hydroformed sub-frame, anti-roll bar
Independent 4-link rear suspension-inc: toe-link, coil springs, gas shock absorbers, sub-frame, anti-roll bar
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