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2008 Saab 9-5 Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINTRecall Date: 04/07/2008
  • Summary: SAAB IS RECALLING 57,389 MY 2002-2008 9-5 SERIES VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING COMPLIANCE TESTING, ONE OF THE UPPER INTERIOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION TEST POINTS EXCEEDED THE STANDARD'S REQUIREMENTS.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 57389
  • Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY OCCUR.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A-PILLAR TRIM WITH IMPROVED ENERGY-ABSORBING CAPABILITY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.
  • Notes: SAAB RECALL NO. E080101. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 08V160000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

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Warranty

The 9-5 comes with a four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.

About.com says, "Though it lacks some of the cutting-edge comfort and safety options offered by its rivals, the long warranty and free scheduled maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles make it that much more of a bargain."

 

 

Warranty information last updated: 7/11/08

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