2004 Saab 9-3

6 Recalls & Safety Reports

Recall List for the 2004 Saab 9-3

Official recalls have been issued for the 2004 Saab 9-3 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Saab service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Saab customer service.

  1. 2004 Saab 9-3 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR NHTSA Campaign #14V318000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 12, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 28,789

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2004-2011 Saab 9-3 Convertible vehicles manufactured July 30, 2003, to February 15, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the driver's side front seat belt retractor may break, causing the seat belt webbing not to retract.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, a seat belt that has not retracted may not properly restrain the seat occupant, increasing their risk of injury.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's seat belt retractor, free of charge. The recall began on October 6, 2015. Owners may contact Saab customer service at 1-800-955-9007. GM's number for this recall is 14222. Note: Special Coverage 10086 will replace the passenger side seat belt retractor if it fails, free of charge, for the life of the vehicle. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V318000 »

  2. 2004 Saab 9-3 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #11E009000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 28, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 4,887

    Summary: Ti automotive is recalling certain fuel pumps, part numbers TU456 and TU303, sold under various brand names as aftermarket and replacement equipment for the motor vehicles listed above. The defective fuel pump may seize, stopping the fuel flow to the engine creating a stalling condition.

    Consequence: A vehicle crash could occur should the engine stall while in use.

    Actions: Ti automotive will notify owners of record and will replace any defective fuel pump with a new or reworked fuel pump free of charge. The safety recall began on February 22, 2011. Owners may contact ti automotive at 1-866-867-3759 or log on to www.recallresponse.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11E009000 »

  3. 2004 Saab 9-3 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR NHTSA Campaign #10V043000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 18, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 14,126

    Summary: General Motors is recalling certain model year 2004 Saab 9-3 sedans. Some of these vehicles were produced with front seat belt retractors that, over time, could fail to retract.

    Consequence: Using a seat belt that has not retracted, and in the event of a crash, a seat occupant may not be properly restrained increasing the risk of personal injury.

    Actions: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER SIDE RETRACTOR FREE OF CHARGE. IF THE FRONT PASSENGER RETRACTOR WERE TO FAIL TO RETRACT, GM WILL REPLACE THE FRONT PASSENGER RETRACTOR FREE OF CHARGE UNDER A SPECIAL COVERAGE THAT WILL BE RELEASED FOR THE SAME POPULATION FOR 10 YEARS FROM NEW VEHICLE DATE OF SALE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-620-7668 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM. Note: In June 2014, GM expanded the special coverage from 10 years to be for the lifetime of the vehicle. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V043000 »

  4. 2004 Saab 9-3 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #05V236000

    • Date Announced: MAY 19, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 68,654

    Summary: Certain sport sedan and convertible passenger vehicles were produced with a vacuum pipe check valve for the brake booster that may fail from exposure to elevated temperatures. This could result in sudden loss of power brake assist, usually with little or no warning.

    Consequence: If this condition were to occur when minimum stopping distance is required, a crash could occur.

    Actions: Dealers will install a new redesigned check valve. The recall began on March 17, 2006. Owners should contact Saab at 1-800-955-9007. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V236000 »

  5. 2004 Saab 9-3 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR NHTSA Campaign #04V226000

    • Date Announced: MAY 11, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 31,335

    Summary: Some sport sedans were built with seat belt retractors that were damaged during the manufacturing process. If damaged, over time, the automatic tensioning system (ats) cable in the seat belt retractor could break causing the belt webbing to not retract.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, a front seat occupant may receive more severe injuries.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the seat belt retractor assemblies. The recall began on January 24, 2005. Owners should contact Saab at 1-800-955-9007. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V226000 »

  6. 2004 Saab 9-3 SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER NHTSA Campaign #03V514000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 10, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,658

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 207, "seating systems." The backrest locking mechanism on some front seats may have been installed incorrectly.

    Consequence: This could cause the seat back to fold forward in a frontal crash, resulting in injury to the driver and/or front seat passenger.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the vehicle's front seats to determine if they are equipped with the improperly installed component. If either or both of the seats have this component, they will be replaced. The dealer may need to order a complete new seat or seats (including matching upholstery) and the parts may take up to two to four weeks to arrive. Saab will provide a rental car for the owner until the new seat(s) is (are) available and installed by the dealer. Owner notification is expected to begin during February 2004. Owners should contact Saab at 1-800-955-9007. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V514000 »

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