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SAAB 900 RECALLS - (44 Recalls Found)

Since 1977, SAAB has issued a total of 192 car recalls worldwide. Of those recalls, 44 have been for the SAAB 900 starting in 1979. This accounts for less than 1.0% of the 54171 car recalls issued by the NHTSA since 1966. The 900 accounts for about 22.9% of all the SAAB recalls issued since 1977. Compared to other car manufacturers, SAAB ranks #42 in overall number of recalls issued by a car maker.

Please keep in mind these numbers are for statistical purposes only & do not necessarily reflect the quality of the SAAB 900 or SAAB itself. These figures are based only on the number of recalls issued and NOT the total number of vehicles affected by a particular recall.

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1998 Recalls ↓

1998 SAAB 900 Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPERLY AIMING THE HEADLIGHTING SYSTEM WERE OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."Recall Details - 2/24/1998

1998 SAAB 900 Recall - EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE AIR BAG ALERT LABEL ON THE DRIVER SIDE VISOR WAS OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."Recall Details - 6/23/1998

1998 SAAB 900 Recall - AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. STATIC ELECTRICITY CAN BUILD UP WITHIN THE PASSENGER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE AND CREATE ENOUGH OF A CHARGE TO CAUSE AN INADVERTENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. MOST OF THESE INADVERTENT DEPLOYMENTS HAVE OCCURRED IN COOLER, DRY WEATHER, AND HAVE GENERALLY INCLUDED DUSTING OR WIPING OF THE DASHBOARD, STARTING THE CAR, OR CLOSING THE DOOR.Recall Details - 7/2/2001
1997 Recalls ↓

1997 SAAB 900 Recall - EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE AIR BAG ALERT LABEL ON THE DRIVER SIDE VISOR WAS OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."Recall Details - 6/23/1998

1997 SAAB 900 Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPERLY AIMING THE HEADLIGHTING SYSTEM WERE OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."Recall Details - 2/24/1998

1997 SAAB 900 Recall - VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Problem: CORROSION AROUND THE ZINC-COATED THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER BUSHING CAN CAUSE THE THROTTLE LEVER TO BIND.Recall Details - 3/21/1997
1996 Recalls ↓

1996 SAAB 900 Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Problem: DURING STATIC TESTING OF BELT ANCHORAGE POINTS, THE OUTBOARD ATTACHMENT PLATE BEING USED IN THE TESTING DEFORMED AND DETACHED FROM THE SEAT ANCHORAGE. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES" AND NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES."Recall Details - 5/3/1996

1996 SAAB 900 Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPERLY AIMING THE HEADLIGHTING SYSTEM WERE OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."Recall Details - 2/24/1998

1996 SAAB 900 Recall - VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Problem: CORROSION AROUND THE ZINC-COATED THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER BUSHING CAN CAUSE THE THROTTLE LEVER TO BIND.Recall Details - 3/21/1997
1995 Recalls ↓

1995 SAAB 900 Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPERLY AIMING THE HEADLIGHTING SYSTEM WERE OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."Recall Details - 2/24/1998

1995 SAAB 900 Recall - AIR BAGS

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE AIR BAG ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IS DESIGNED TO SENSE AND DISCRIMINATE FRONTAL IMPACT EVENTS, COMMAND AIR BAG AND SEAT BELT PRETENSIONER DEPLOYMENTS IN A TIMELY MANNER, AND PERFORM CONTINUOUS DIAGNOSTICS OF THE AIR BAG SYSTEM IN THE VEHICLE. DUE TO THE POSSIBLE INSUFFICIENT SEALING OF THE BOTTOM OF AN ELECTROLYTE CAPACITOR, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR IT TO LEAK ELECTROLYTE WITHIN THE AIR BAG ECU. ALSO, IN HIGH HUMIDITY ENVIRONMENTS, THE OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONER CAN CAUSE RAPID COOLING OF THE ECU, WHICH IN TURN MAY CAUSE THE FORMATION OF CONDENSATION WITH THE UNIT. Recall Details - 11/14/2002

1995 SAAB 900 Recall - POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Problem: IT IS POSSIBLE TO MOVE THE SHIFT LEVER INTO THE REVERSE GEAR POSITION, REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY, AND STILL HAVE THE TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL, OR, TO ACCIDENTLY DISENGAGE REVERSE BY STRIKING THE GEAR LEVER.Recall Details - 3/29/1995

1995 SAAB 900 Recall - STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

Problem: THE STEERING COLUMN SHAFT WAS INCORRECTLY INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE CAUSING THE COLUMN TO BE OUT OF ALIGNMENT.Recall Details - 1/23/1996

1995 SAAB 900 Recall - VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Problem: CORROSION AROUND THE ZINC-COATED THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER BUSHING CAN CAUSE THE THROTTLE LEVER TO BIND.Recall Details - 3/21/1997

1995 SAAB 900 Recall - SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Problem: ONE OR MORE OF THE ARC WELDS CAN BE MISSING ON THE SEAT BACK FRAME RECLINER.Recall Details - 11/18/1994

1995 SAAB 900 Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

Problem: UPON STARTUP, A VOLTAGE DROP TO THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE CAN CAUSE A MALFUNCTION WHERE ENGINE SPEED FLUCTUATES FROM 600 TO 3,000 RPM FOR UP TO 30 SECONDS BEFORE NORMAL ENGINE IDLE OF 900 RPM.Recall Details - 3/29/1995
1994 Recalls ↓

1994 SAAB 900 Recall - POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Problem: IT IS POSSIBLE TO MOVE THE SHIFT LEVER INTO THE REVERSE GEAR POSITION, REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY, AND STILL HAVE THE TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL, OR, TO ACCIDENTLY DISENGAGE REVERSE BY STRIKING THE GEAR LEVER.Recall Details - 3/29/1995

1994 SAAB 900 Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

Problem: THE ORIGINAL FRONT BRAKE DISCS AND/OR PADS SHIELDS DO NOT PROTECT THE ASSEMBLIES FROM BEING COATED WITH A LAYER OF SLUSH, ROAD SALT OR WATER WHILE DRIVING IN SNOW OR HEAVY RAIN. THIS CAN RESULT IN A DELAY IN BRAKING ACTION THAT INCREASES NORMAL STOPPING DISTANCE.Recall Details - 4/16/1994

1994 SAAB 900 Recall - SEATS

Problem: A WELD IN THE SEAT RAILS WAS NOT MADE, INCREASING THE RISK OF FATIGUE CRACKS FORMING AROUND THE ATTACHMENT BUSHINGS ON THE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM, CAUSING THE POSSIBILITY OF THE HEIGHT ADJUSTER BREAKING IN A REAR END COLLISION AND ALLOWING THE SEAT TO FOLD BACKWARDS.Recall Details - 6/13/1994

1994 SAAB 900 Recall - SEATS

Problem: TWO TRIGGER SPRINGS MOUNTED TO THE FORE/AFT ADJUSTMENT LEVER DO NOT DEVELOP SUFFICIENT FORCE TO PROPERLY LOCK THE SEAT RAILS. AFTER THE SEAT IS ADJUSTED, THIS DOES NOT ALLOW THE SEAT RAIL LOCK TO PROPERLY ENGAGE, WHICH CAN CAUSE THE SEAT TO MOVE IN A SUDDEN STOP OR COLLISION.Recall Details - 7/8/1994

1994 SAAB 900 Recall - STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Problem: THE TWO WELD POINTS IN THE REARWARD ATTACHMENT BRACKET FOR THE SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION BEAM IN THE REAR DOOR MAY BE OUT OF POSITION. IF THE WELDS ARE OUT OF POSITION, THE VEHICLES WILL NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 214, S5, "SIDE DOOR STRENGTH."Recall Details - 9/14/1994

1994 SAAB 900 Recall - SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Problem: ONE OR MORE OF THE ARC WELDS CAN BE MISSING ON THE SEAT BACK FRAME RECLINER.Recall Details - 11/18/1994

1994 SAAB 900 Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPERLY AIMING THE HEADLIGHTING SYSTEM WERE OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."Recall Details - 2/24/1998

1994 SAAB 900 Recall - VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Problem: CORROSION AROUND THE ZINC-COATED THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER BUSHING CAN CAUSE THE THROTTLE LEVER TO BIND.Recall Details - 3/21/1997
1989 Recalls ↓

1989 SAAB 900 Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Problem: FUEL FILTER MAY NOT MEET THE SPECIFICATION CONCERNING LEAKAGE CRITERIA DUE TO LOW TEMPERATURE DURING THE GLUING PROCESS.Recall Details - 11/28/1988

1989 SAAB 900 Recall - VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM

Problem: UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, A REVERSE CURRENT MIGHT FLOW THROUGH A WIRE CABLE BETWEEN THE AIR RECIRCULATION SWITCH AND A MICROSWITCH.Recall Details - 6/27/1989
1988 Recalls ↓

1988 SAAB 900 Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH

Problem: WIRING HARNESS MAY CHAFE AGAINST SHARP EDGES UNDER THE DASHBOARD AND AGAINST A SUPPORT UNDER THE REAR SEAT (1988 MODELS ONLY).Recall Details - 11/1/1988

1988 SAAB 900 Recall - SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Problem: BOLTS USED IN THE ATTACHMENTS OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION SYSTEM CONTROL ARMS MAY BE DEFECTIVE.Recall Details - 9/7/1988
1987 Recalls ↓

1987 SAAB 900 Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH

Problem: WIRING HARNESS MAY CHAFE AGAINST SHARP EDGES UNDER THE DASHBOARD AND AGAINST A SUPPORT UNDER THE REAR SEAT (1988 MODELS ONLY).Recall Details - 11/1/1988

1987 SAAB 900 Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Problem: THE FUEL HOSE BETWEEN THE PRESSURE REGULATOR AND THE INJECTOR FUEL RAIL MAY RUPTURE DUE TO STRESS.Recall Details - 2/10/1987
1986 Recalls ↓

1986 SAAB 900 Recall - STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

Problem: THE BOLT IN THE UPPER STEERING COLUMN U-JOINT CLAMP MAY HAVE BEEN OVER TORQUED AND MAY BREAK. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: A BROKEN U-JOINT CLAMP MAY ALLOW THE STEERING SHAFT TO PULL OUT OF THE JOINT AND RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND POSSIBLY AN ACCIDENT.Recall Details - 4/28/1986

1986 SAAB 900 Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Problem: THE FUEL HOSE BETWEEN THE PRESSURE REGULATOR AND THE INJECTOR FUEL RAIL MAY RUPTURE DUE TO STRESS.Recall Details - 2/10/1987
1985 Recalls ↓

1985 SAAB 900 Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Problem: THE FLEXIBLE FUEL HOSE MAY HAVE BEEN TURNED OUT OF ITS NORMAL POSITION AND HAVE A SHARP BEND OR TWIST NEAR ONE OF ITS FITTINGS. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: THIS COULD LEAD TO HOSE RUPTURE, FUEL LEAKAGE, AND POSSIBLY A FIRE.Recall Details - 5/8/1985
1984 Recalls ↓

1984 SAAB 900 Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD

Problem: THE ELECTRICAL CABLE BETWEEN THE STARTER AND THE ALTERNATOR CAN RUB AGAINST THE BRAKE FLUID PIPE ATTACHED TO THE LEFT INNER WHEELHOUSE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: RUBBING WILL EVENTUALLY DAMAGE THE CABLE INSULATION AND RESULT IN A SHORT CIRCUIT WHICH MAY CAUSE A FIRE.Recall Details - 4/2/1985
1983 Recalls ↓

1983 SAAB 900 Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Problem: THE ELECTRICAL CABLE BETWEEN THE STARTER AND THE ALTERNATOR MAY RUB AGAINST A BRAKE LINE THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE WHEEL WELL ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.Recall Details - 2/6/1984
1982 Recalls ↓

1982 SAAB 900 Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Problem: POOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTION AT THE FUEL GAUGE TRANSMITTER MAY RESULT IN A STOPPAGE OF THE FUEL PUMP AND ENGINE STALLING. IN EXTREME CASES, FUEL VAPOR MAY LEAK FROM THE FUEL TANK.Recall Details - 2/29/1984
1981 Recalls ↓

1981 SAAB 900 Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Problem: POOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTION AT THE FUEL GAUGE TRANSMITTER MAY RESULT IN A STOPPAGE OF THE FUEL PUMP AND ENGINE STALLING. IN EXTREME CASES, FUEL VAPOR MAY LEAK FROM THE FUEL TANK.Recall Details - 2/29/1984

1981 SAAB 900 Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT

Problem: THERE MAY BE AN INSUFFICIENT PERMANENT LUBRICATION IN THE BUCKLE/RELEASE MECHANISM OF THE TYPE 2 SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES. THIS MAY CAUSE FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS TO HAVE DIFFICULTY IN FULLY FASTENING SEAT BELTS, ALTHOUGH THEY MAY SEEM TO BE FULLY FASTENED.Recall Details - 12/8/1981
1980 Recalls ↓

1980 SAAB 900 Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

Problem: THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT THE MOUNTING COLLAR FOR THE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP, SUBMERGED IN THE FUEL, COULD PARTIALLY DETACH FROM THE TOP OF THE TANK AND CAUSE A FUEL LEAK.Recall Details - 9/23/1980

1980 SAAB 900 Recall - POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Problem: A PROBLEM RELATING TO THE FRONT EXHAUST PIPE BRACKET ATTACHMENT COULD CAUSE LEAKING OF TRANSMISSION OIL. TRANSMISSION COULD LOCK UP DUE TO LACK OF PROPER OIL LUBRICATION.Recall Details - 7/14/1983
1979 Recalls ↓

1979 SAAB 900 Recall - POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Problem: A PROBLEM RELATING TO THE FRONT EXHAUST PIPE BRACKET ATTACHMENT COULD CAUSE LEAKING OF TRANSMISSION OIL. TRANSMISSION COULD LOCK UP DUE TO LACK OF PROPER OIL LUBRICATION.Recall Details - 7/14/1983

1979 SAAB 900 Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH

Problem: THE HEADLAMP RELAY MAY FAIL IN SUCH A WAY AS TO CAUSE THE HEADLAMPS TO FAIL TO SWITCH FROM LOW TO HIGH BEAM (OR VICE VERSA) WHEN THE CONTROL SWITCH IS OPERATED. ALSO, THE HEADLAMPS MAY SHUT OFF INTERMITTENTLY OR COMPLETELY.Recall Details - 4/17/1979

1979 SAAB 900 Recall - VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Problem: UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS SUCH AS AMBIENT HUMIDITY AND VEHICLE PRE-CONDITIONING BY REPEATED COLD START, AND SHORT TRIP DRIVING CYCLES IN COMBINATION WITH SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES, THERE EXISTS THE POSSIBILITY FOR ICE TO FORM IN THE THROTTLE HOUSING AND TEMPORARILY IMPEDE FULL CLOSURE OF THE THROTTLE PLATE WHEN THE ACCELERATOR IS RELEASED. THIS ICE BUILD-UP IN THE THROTTLE HOUSING MAY CAUSE HESITATION IN VEHICLE DECELERATION AND INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES.Recall Details - 9/14/1979

1979 SAAB 900 Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES

Problem: THE INSULATION OF THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE MAY POSSIBLY MELT OR BECOME BRITTLE DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES WHICH MAY BE GENERATED IN THE VICINITY OF THE CABLE.Recall Details - 10/19/1979
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