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1997 Eagle Vision 4dr Sdn TSi

  • Warning chimes-inc: key-in-ignition, door ajar, headlamps-on, seatbelts
  • Driver & front passenger air bags
  • Front height-adjustable active 3-point unibelt system
  • Rear outboard active 3-point unibelt system w/center lap belt
  • Child protection rear door locks
  • Dual note horn
  • (3) passenger assist handles
 
Crash Test Results for the 1997 Eagle Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1997 Eagle Talon 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Eagle Vision 4443Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1997 Eagle Vision 4dr Sdn TSi
1997 EAGLE VISION:

Bulletin Number: 0042
ADVANCE SERVICE INFORMATION FOR LOOSE STEERING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 020398
VEHICLE LEADS OR PULLS ON FLAT NON-CROWNED ROAD. *YC

Bulletin Number: 020697
VEHICLE LEAD TO RIGHT UNDER ACCELERATION. *TW

Bulletin Number: 020897
CONDITIONS WITH VEHICLE LEADS OR PULLS ON A FLAT NON-CROWNED ROAD. *YC

Bulletin Number: 021699
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONSTANT LEAD OR PULL ON A FLAT NON-CROWNED ROAD. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0700202
SUBJECT REGARDING LOW OR NO CABIN HEAD, ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM SYSTEM FILL PROCEDURE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 070200
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT ENGINE OVERHEATING AND / OR COOLANT BOTTLE FAILURES AFTER SERVICE HAS BEEN PERFORMED ON THE ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 070397
CONCERNS WITH ENGINE COOLANT USAGE. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 070397
VARIOUS CAR OWNER'S HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST IN USING ENGINE COOLANTS MADE WITH PROPYLENE GLYCOL INSTEAD OF ETHYLENE GLYCOL. *YC

Bulletin Number: 0800600REV
SUBJECT REGARDING WIRE SPLICE REPAIRS. *SB

Bulletin Number: 0801001
SUBJECT REGARDING AIRBAG / CLOCK SPRING SERVICE FOR VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2002 MODEL YEAR JEEP LIBERTY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 080600
THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES A REVISED WIRE SPLICE PROCEDURE AND RELATED PARTS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 080997
AIR BAG WARNING LABELS. *TW

Bulletin Number: 081698
INFORMATION ON INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING EQUIPMENT. *AK

Bulletin Number: 081798
SUBJECT REGARDING AIRBAG ON - OFF SWITCHES. *YC

Bulletin Number: 081798 REV B
SUBJECT REGARDING THE AIRBAG ON-OFF SWITCHES. *YC

Bulletin Number: 082700
SUBJECT REGARDING NON-DEPLOYED AIRBAG HANDLING PROCEDURES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 082797
CONCERNS WITH CD PLAYER NOT ACCEPTING CD WHEN ATTEMPTING TO INSERT THE DISK INTO THE RADIO. *YC

Bulletin Number: 082797A
VEHICLE MAY EXPEREIENCE INOPERATIVE CD PLAYER SALES CODE RAZ RADIO. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 0832097
INFORMATION REGARDING NHTSA AUTHORIZED AIRBAG DEACTIVATION FOR MEDICAL NECESSITY. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 083799
DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION IS NOW OFFERINB AIRBAG ON / OFF SWITCHES FOR SELECTED VEHICLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 083997
VEHICLE MAY EXPERIENCE REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY TRANSMITTER BATTERIES DISCHARGE PREMATURELY. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 083997
CONDITION WITH KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) TRANSMITTER BATTERIES DISCHARGE PREMATURELY. *YC

Bulletin Number: 090997
INFORMATION ON GASKET SURFACE PREPARATION ON ALUMINUM ENGINE COMPONENTS. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 130197
CONCERNS WITH POPPING, OIL CANNING OR METALLIC NOISE FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 140897
INFORMATION ON POOR DRIVABILITY WITH HIGH DI (DRIVABILITY INDEX) FUEL. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 180100
SUBJECT REGARDING MISDIAGNOSED LEAK DETECTION PUMP SYSTEMS WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1494, P0442 P0455, OR P0456. *TT

Bulletin Number: 1801201
SUBJECT REGARDING GENERIC SCAN TOOL (GST), PUBLICATION NO. 81-170-00008 PROVIDED WITH THIS TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN TO PROVIDE REFERENCE INFORMATION WHEN USING GENERIC SCAN TOOL ON OBDII VEHICLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 1802002
FLASH PROGRAMMING FAILURE RECOVERY. *SLC

Bulletin Number: 180297
ERRONEOUS MIL ILLUMINATION WITH HEX CODE $6A, ELIMINATION OF ERRONEOUS PCM RESET. *JD

Bulletin Number: 181299
THIS BULLETIN EXPLAINS THE OPERATION AND APPLICATION OF THE LEAK DETECTION PUMP (LDP) MONITOR TEST. *TT

Bulletin Number: 182497
INFORMATION ON NO START DIAGNOSTIC CAM/CRANK SENSOR $01 AND $28. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 183298
SUBJECT ON FLASH PROGRAMMING FAILURE RECOVERY. *YC

Bulletin Number: 1900101
SOME OWNERS MAY EXPERIENCE LOOSE FEEL OR CLUNK IN THE STEERING WHEEL AS THE WHEEL IS MOVED FROM SIDE TO SIDE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 1900300B
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE LOOSE FEEL OR CLUNK IN THE STEERING WHEEL AS THE WHEEL IS MOVED FROM SIDE TO SIDE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 190300
A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE A LOOSE FEEL OR CLUNK IN THE STEERING WHEEL AS THE WHEEL IS MOVED FROM SIDE TO SIDE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 190300A
EXPERIENCING LOOSE FEEL OR CLUNK IN THE STEERING WHEEL AS THE WHEEL IS MOVED FROM SIDE TO SIDE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 190899
INFORMATION WHEN SERVICING THE INNER TIE ROD END TO STEERING GEAR ATTACHMENTS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 2100601
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE ATF+4. *TT *MJ

Bulletin Number: 210197
TRANSMISSION FLUID AUXILLARY COOLER. *TW

Bulletin Number: 210499
SERVICE AND PARTS INFORMATION ON 1999 RUNNING CHANGES TO TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR (TRS) *TT

Bulletin Number: 210597
CONCERNS WITH 41TE/42LE TRANSAXLE SHUDDER DURING AN EMCC (ELECTRONICALLY MODULATED CONVERTER CLUTCH) SHIFT. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 210599A
THIS BULLETIN ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY AND INSTALLATION OF A RESUABLE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OIL PAN GASKET. *TT

Bulletin Number: 210699
CONDITIONS WITH INTERMITTENT LOSS OF SPEED CONTROL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 210798
SUBJECT ON DELAYED TRANSAXLE ENGAGEMENT. *AK

Bulletin Number: 210997
INFORMATION ON 41TE/42LE SERVICE INFORMATION. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 211099
SUBJECT REGARDING AUXILIARY DIFFERENTIAL VENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 220197
INFORMATION ON TIRE AND WHEEL RUNOUT. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 2300800B
SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 23-014-15
Child Seat Tether Anchor Installation This bulletin describes procedures to install Child Seat Tether Anchors based on Customer Request. Retrofits are subject to part availability. Vehicles in the following list that are marked **** for th

Bulletin Number: 23-014-15
Child Seat Tether Anchor Installation This bulletin describes procedures to install Child Seat Tether Anchors based on Customer Request. Retrofits are subject to part availability. Vehicles in the following list that are marked **** for th

Bulletin Number: 230200
DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION IS NOW OFFERING INTERNAL EMERGENCY TRUNK RELEASES FOR SELECTION VEHICLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 2303900
INFORMATION ON DOOR GLASS LIFT PLATE SERVICE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 230397
DIFFICULT TO CLEAN LIGHT COLORED "CHALKY" RESIDUE FROM PLASTIC BODY COMPONENTS THAT ARE MOLDED IN BLACK. *TW

Bulletin Number: 2304600
ON SOME VEHICLES THE FRONT SEAT CUSHION PAN CRACKED OR THE MOUNTING WELD NUTS BROKE LOOSE. *JB

Bulletin Number: 230800
SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 230897
THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES LOOSE BODY MOUNT DOOR WEATHERSTRIP . *NLM

Bulletin Number: 231997
IF A WARPED OR POOR FITTING PASSENGER AIRBAG DOOR EXISTS, THE AIRBAG DOOR CAN NOW BE SERVICED SEPARATE FROM THE INSTRUMENT PANEL ASSEMBLY. *TW

Bulletin Number: 232898
WATER AND / OR DUST COLLECTION IN THE SPARE TIRE WELL OR AT THE TRUNK FLOOR TO QUARTER PANEL SEAM. *YC

Bulletin Number: 233599
INFORMATION ON CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 233599REVA
SUBJECT ON THE CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 234097
CONCERNS WITH SUNFOOF SUNSHADE BINDING. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 240198
SERVICE MANUAL PROCEDURES TO SERVICE THE HVAC HOUSING A/C EVAPORATOR/HEATER CORE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 240897
CONCERN ON WATER INGESTION INTO HEATER A/C HOUSING.. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 240997
THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES EVAPORATOR LEAKS. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 241197
CONCERNS WITH A/C EVAPORATOR ODOR. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 250298
SUBJECT REGARDING I/M ( INSPECTION MAINTENANCE ) TESTING - OBD II "CARB" READINESS MONITOR INFORMATION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970314210597
CONDITION WITH TRANAXLE SHUDDER DURING A 3RD GEAR TO 3RD GEAR PARTIAL EMCC ( ELECTRONICALLY MODULATED CONVERTER CLUTCH) ENGAGEMENT, 3RD GEAR PARTIAL EMCC TO 4TH GEAR PARTIAL EMCC ENGAGEMENT, OR 4TH GEAR TO 4TH GEAR EMCC ENGAGEMENT. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970919083297
AUTHORIZED AIRBAG DEACTIVATION FOR MEDICAL NECESSITY. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970926082797
THE CD PLAYER MAY BECOME INOPERATIVE, AND WILL NOT ACCEPT THE CD WHEN ATTEMPTING TO INSERT THE DISK INTO THE RADIO. *YC

 
Recalls for 1997 Eagle Vision 4dr Sdn TSi
1997 EAGLE VISION
NHTSA Campaign ID: 04V021000
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
Manufacturer: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
Manufacture Dates: 04/01/1992 - 07/31/1999
Potential Units Affected: 2315768
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FLOOR SHIFTER IGNITION-PARK INTERLOCK MAY FAIL AND ALLOW THE SHIFTER TO BE MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION WITH THE KEY REMOVED. AN INOPERATIVE INTERLOCK MAY ALSO ALLOW THE KEY TO BE REMOVED WHEN THE SHIFTER HAS NOT BEEN PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION.
Consequence:
EITHER CIRCUMSTANCE MAY RESULT IN THE VEHICLE ROLLING AWAY WITHOUT WARNING.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW LOAD-LIMITING PUSH ROD INTO THE FLOOR SHIFTER LEVER OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 14, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
1997 EAGLE VISION
NHTSA Campaign ID: 98V184000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER CORPORATION
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/1992 - 07/31/1997
Potential Units Affected: 722600
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT WITH 3.5L ENGINES. THE FUEL INJECTION DELIVERY SYSTEM CAN LEAK FUEL FROM SOME OF THE SEALING O-RINGS OR FROM HAIR LINE CRACKS IN THE THERMOSET FUEL INJECTION RAIL.
Consequence:
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL RAIL O-RINGS AND REINFORCE THE OUTLET (PASSENGER) SIDE FUEL RAIL. VEHICLES SHOWING FUEL LEAKAGE ON THE OUTLET FUEL RAIL MUST HAVE THE OUTLET RAIL REPLACED WHICH INCLUDES CHANGING THE UPPER AND LOWER INJECTOR O-RINGS. HOWEVER, IF A VEHICLE IS LEAKING FUEL FROM THE O-RINGS OR FROM A CRACKED FUEL LINE, THE VEHICLE SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO A DEALER TO HAVE THIS REPAIRED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
 


2002 Saab 5-Sep Aero

  • Bucket heated electrically adjustable driver and passenger seat with height adjustment, lumbar adjustment, four adjustments and tilt adjustment
  • Driver and passenger front airbag with occupant sensors
  • Front side airbag
  • Two height adjustable active head restraints on front seats , two head restraints on rear seats
 
Crash Test Results for the 2002 Saab Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
2002 Saab 9-3 Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2002 Saab 9-3 Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2002 Saab 9-5 55Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 2002 Saab 9-5 Aero
No service bulletins exist
 
Recalls for 2002 Saab 9-5 Aero
2002 SAAB 5-Sep
NHTSA Campaign ID: 07V087000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturer: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacture Dates: 07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Potential Units Affected: 94377
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.
Consequence:
OVER TIME, THIS COULD CAUSE THE FUEL LINES TO LOOSEN FROM THE PUMP RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, THE FUEL MAY IGNITE RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL DEVELOP A SECURING BRACKET THAT WILL SECURE THE FUEL LINES TO THE FUEL PUMP EVEN IF THE PLASTIC RETAINING TABS SHOULD BREAK. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2007. THIS IS AN EXPANSION OF PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGNS - SEE 04V557 AND 06V126. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.
2002 SAAB 5-Sep
NHTSA Campaign ID: 02V006000
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM
Manufacturer: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacture Dates: 09/13/2001 - 11/09/2001
Potential Units Affected: 2601
Defect Description:
THE STEERING KNUCKLE CASTINGS ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN CONTAMINATED DURING THE CASTING PROCESS.
Consequence:
THESE KNUCKLES CAN BREAK, RESULTING IN POSSIBLE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING KNUCKLE FOR THE CASTING NUMBER. IF THE KNUCKLE WAS IN THE DEFECTIVE BATCH, THE STEERING KNUCKLE WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2002. 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.
2002 SAAB 5-Sep
NHTSA Campaign ID: 08V160000
Component: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
Manufacturer: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Potential Units Affected: 57389
Defect Description:
SAAB IS RECALLING 57,389 MY 2002-2008 9-5 SERIES VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING COMPLIANCE TESTING, ONE OF THE UPPER INTERIOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION TEST POINTS EXCEEDED THE STANDARD'S REQUIREMENTS.
Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY OCCUR.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A-PILLAR TRIM WITH IMPROVED ENERGY-ABSORBING CAPABILITY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 25, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.
2002 SAAB 5-Sep
NHTSA Campaign ID: 06V410000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
Manufacturer: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected: 5078
Defect Description:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH B308 6-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE OVERHEATING AND BURNOUT OF THE ISOLATED GATED BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) WITHIN THE IGNITION DISCHARGE MODULE (IDM) DUE TO INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ELECTRICAL LOADS.
Consequence:
OVERHEATING OF THE IGBT OCCURS MOST OFTEN AT ENGINE START-UP, BUT IT MAY ALSO OCCUR WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. ENGINE STALLING MAY OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO SEE WHAT VERSION IDM IS IN THE VEHICLE AND REPLACE THE IDM IF IT IS A VERSION BUILT PRIOR TO JANUARY 2003. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. NOTE: THIS RECALL IS AN EXPANSION OF A PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN (PLEASE SEE 05V399).
2002 SAAB 5-Sep
NHTSA Campaign ID: 05V399000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
Manufacturer: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Potential Units Affected: 103202
Defect Description:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH B205/B235 4-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES AND B308 6-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE OVERHEATING AND BURNOUT OF THE ISOLATED GATED BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) WITHIN THE IGNITION DISCHARGE MODULE (IDM) DUE TO INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ELECTRICAL LOADS.
Consequence:
OVERHEATING OF THE IGBT OCCURS MOST OFTEN AT ENGINE START-UP, BUT IT MAY ALSO OCCUR WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. ENGINE STALLING MAY OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO SEE WHAT VERSION IDM IS IN THE VEHICLE AND REPLACE THE IDM IF IT IS A VERSION BUILT PRIOR TO THE INTRODUCTION OF QP3. AN INTERIM LETTER WILL BE MAILED TO OWNERS IN OCTOBER 2005, INFORMING THEM OF THE CONDITION. PARTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AND OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED TO BRING THEIR VEHICLES IN TO THE DEALERS TO HAVE THE IDM REPLACED BY LETTER DATED MARCH 13, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.
2002 SAAB 5-Sep
NHTSA Campaign ID: 03V006000
Component: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB
Manufacturer: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Manufacture Dates: 11/26/1997 - 10/10/2002
Potential Units Affected: 70726
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, IF AN OWNER CHANGES THEIR WHEELS/TIRES BETWEEN SUMMER AND WINTER USING A STEEL WHEEL IN THE WINTER AND AN ALLOY WHEEL IN THE SUMMER, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR RUST AND CONTAMINATION TO BUILD UP ON THE WHEEL HUB DURING THE STEEL WHEEL USAGE. IF THIS OCCURS AND THE CONTAMINATION IS NOT REMOVED, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT AFTER THE TIRE CHANGE SERVICE, SOME OF THIS CONTAMINATION COULD FLAKE OR GRIND AWAY RESULTING IN REDUCED CLAMPING FORCE OF THE WHEEL TO THE HUB. OVER SEVERAL SEASONS, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS REDUCED FORCE COULD RESULT IN FRACTURES DEVELOPING IN THE WHEEL BOLTS DUE TO WHEEL TO HUB MOVEMENT.
Consequence:
THESE FRACTURES WOULD RESULT IN WHEEL BOLT BREAKAGE, ALLOWING THE WHEEL TO DETACH FROM THE WHEEL HUB, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Action to take:
OWNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY MAIL AND ASKED WHETHER THEY CHANGE BETWEEN STEEL AND ALLOY WHEELS. IF THEY DO ENGAGE IN THIS PRACTICE, THEY WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO BRING THEIR CARS TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER. THE DEALER WILL REMOVE THE WHEELS, CLEAN ANY CONTAMINATION FROM THE WHEEL AND WHEEL HUB, AND REPLACE THE WHEELS USING NEW IMPROVED BOLTS WITH ATTACHED WASHERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 31, 2003. 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.
 






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