GM Recalls 200K Saab And Saturn Cars Due To Takata Parts

Posted: Feb 18 2016, 5:52am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles


GM Recalls 200K Saab and Saturn Cars due to Takata Parts
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  • GM announces recall of 200K Saab & Saturn due to Takata parts!

The cars will be recalled from the US and Canada since they contain defective Takata airbag inflators.

GM or General Motors is recalling about 200,000 of its Saab and Saturn cars. The cars will be recalled from the U.S. and Canada. The recall was issued to replace defective Takata air bag inflators.

The recall by GM is part of a large recall issued by the US safety regulators last month. The NHTSA announced a recall of 5.4 million vehicles in the US due to defective Takata airbags.

The latest recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers a host of brands. It includes GM, Ford, BMW, Volkswagen, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Trucks. 

For GM 180,000 of their vehicles will be recalled in the United States. Another 20,000 of GM vehicles will be recalled in Canada. The Saab models to be recalled are the Saab 9-3 from model years 2003 to 2011.

Similarly the Saab 9-5 from 2010 and 2011 model years are also being recalled, Reuters reports. The Saturn models are the Saturn Astras from 2008 and 2009 model years. All of the recalled vehicles contain the Takata PSDI-5 front driver-side air bag inflators. 

According to GM, so far no injuries or deaths have been reported connected to their vehicles. However 10 deaths linked to ruptured Takata airbags have been reported in Toyota and one in Ford.

The Takata inflators explode in a crash and hurl metal shrapnel into the driver’s cabin. As part of the GM recall, the GM dealers will replace the Takata inflators. Owners of the affected vehicles will receive letters notifying them of the recalls. 

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