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1977 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

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturer

SAAB CARS USA, INC.

Mfr Report Date19750801
NHTSA Campaign ID78V001000
SummaryTHE FUEL LINE MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN A WAY SUCH THAT THE AXLE COULD CONTACT THE LINE AND EVENTUALLY CAUSE THE LINE TO RUPTURE, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK TO THE GROUND.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL REMOVE THE HOSE BETWEEN THE RETURN CHECK VALVE AND FUEL TANK AND INSTALL A LONGER HOSE OF A PREFORMED SHAPE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL LINE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FUEL LEAKAGE IS A FIRE HAZARD AND IF AN IGNITION SOURCEIS PRESENT, A FIRE WILL OCCUR. PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE COULDRESULT.NOTE: THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PREVENT THE REAR SUSPENSIONFROM BOTTOMING AND THE FUEL LINE FROM RUPTURING: (1) AVOID DRIVING WITH FULLLOAD IN THE TRUNK AND MORE THAN THREE ADULT PASSENGERS, 2) AVOID DRIVING OVERROUGH ROADS AND DRIVE ONLY AT MODERATE SPEEDS, (3) CHECK REAR TIRES TO ENSUREPROPER INFLATION, (4) DO NOT OPERATE THE VEHICLE IF ANY LEAKING FUEL ISDETECTED.

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.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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