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1978 Saab 99 Recall Information

Component

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer

SAAB CARS USA, INC.

Mfr Report Date19740801
NHTSA Campaign ID79V206000
SummaryUNDER 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.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL MODIFY THE ENGINE INTAKE SYSTEM TO FURTHER IMPROVE PREHEATING OF INCOMING AIR IN COLD WEATHER. THIS WILL BE DONE FREE OF CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; THROTTLE HOUSING.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

Component

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

Manufacturer

SAAB CARS USA, INC.

Mfr Report Date19760801
NHTSA Campaign ID78V208000
SummaryINSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE MAY EXIST BETWEEN THE FUEL TANK VENT TUBE AND VEHICLE FLOORPAN WHERE THE TUBE PROJECTS THROUGH AN ACCESS HOLE INTO THE TOOL COMPARTMENT UNDER THE TRUNK FLOOR. SHOULD THE TUBE CONTACT THE LOWER EDGE OF THIS OPENING, IT COULD BECOME DAMAGED AND FAIL AT THE POINT WHERE IT IS SOLDERED TO THE FUEL TANK. FUEL LEAKAGE COULD RESULT, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE TANK IS NEARLY OR COMPLETELY FULL.
RemedyDEALER WILL ENLARGE THE ACCESS HOLE IN THE FLOORPAN TO ENSURE PROPER CLEARANCE. IF THE VENT TUBE IS DAMAGED, IT WILL BE REPAIRED.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL TANK VENT TUBE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHOULD FUEL LEAKAGE OCCUR IN THE PRESENCE OF ANIGNITION SOURCE, A VEHICLE FIRE AND SERIOUS INJURY TO PASSENGERS COULD RESULT.

Component

SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER

Manufacturer

SAAB CARS USA, INC.

Mfr Report Date19770801
NHTSA Campaign ID78V099000
SummaryTHERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE WEBBING NEAR THE METAL TONGUE OF THE LEFT HALF OF THE CENTER REAR SEAT BELT MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY SEWN TOGETHER.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT THE CENTER REAR SEAT BELT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: AS A RESULT, THE CENTER REAR SEAT BELT MAY NOTWITHSTAND THE FORCES IMPOSED ON IT AND, IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT, MAYNOT PROPERLY RESTRAIN THE PASSENGER. SERIOUS INJURY COULD RESULT.

Component

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer

SAAB CARS USA, INC.

Mfr Report Date19771001
NHTSA Campaign ID83V068000
SummaryA 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.
RemedyDEALER WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING EXHAUST PIPE BRACKET WITH ONE THAT ATTACHES TO THE SIDE OF THE TRANSMISSION. THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL COVER GASKET WILL ALSO BE REPLACED, USING SCREWS INSTEAD OF STUDS.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; EXHAUST PIPE BRACKET ATTACHMENT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: TRANSMISSION LOCK UP COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT ANDPERSONAL INJURY.NOTE: UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS CORRECTED, OWNER SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE TRANSMISSIONOIL IS KEPT AT AN ADEQUATE LEVEL. IF THE OIL LEVEL SINKS TOO LOW, THEDIFFERENTIAL MAY BEGIN TO WHINE AND IT MAY BECOME INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TOCHANGE GEARS.

Component

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer

SAAB CARS USA, INC.

Mfr Report Date19771101
NHTSA Campaign ID78V130000
SummaryINSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE AIR/FUEL MIXING REGULATOR AND THE THROTTLE HOUSING COULD ALLOW THE DECEL SOLENOID LINK ARM ON THE THROTTLE TO CONTACT THE MIXING REGULATOR UNDER CERTAIN EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS. THIS WOULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO ROCK TO THE LEFT ON ITS MOUNTING. FULLY DEPRESSING THE ACCELERATOR WHILE MAKING A SHARP RIGHT TURN AT MODERATE TO HIGH SPEEDS COULD CAUSE SUCH A CONTACT TO OCCUR. FURTHERMORE, MOVEMENT OF THE THROTTLE PLATE MAY MOMENTARILY BE RESTRICTED DURING THE TIME OF CONTACT BETWEEN THE LINK ARM AND MIXING REGULATOR.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE LINK ARM WITH A MODIFIED ONE TO ENSURE SUFFICIENT CLEARANCE TO THE MIXING REGULATOR UNDER ALL DRIVING CONDITIONS. THE POSITION OF THE DECEL SOLENOID MAY ALSO BE READJUSTED IF FOUND NECESSARY.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; THROTTLE LINKAGE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THROTTLE LINKAGE INTERFERENCE MAY PREVENT THE THROTTLEFROM RETURNING TO THE IDLE POSITION. LOSS OF VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL AND ANACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

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Data updated January 2021


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