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Saab Recall 15014: Saab/FMVSS 207/Front Seat Locking Mechanism

2004 Saab 9-3

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

Seats — Front Assembly — Recliner

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.
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.
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Date Announced
DEC 10, 2003
Vehicles Affected
1,658
Saab Recall #
15014
NHTSA Campaign #
03V514000
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