How important is it to keep up maintenance or have an experienced auto shop handle your Saab repair? Just ask any Saab owner who neglected to comply with his vehicle’s routine maintenance schedule or had a less that qualified technician work on it. Most end up facing hefty repair bills as a result. Whether you need a Saab repair due to day-to-day use or recalls, it’s important to find someone you can trust, like a certified Saab repair mechanic.
Latest Saab Recalls
As a Saab owner, You should be aware of the latest Saab recalls. Here’s a list of some of the latest Saab recalls.
Takata Airbag Recall
Who hasn’t heard about this recall – more than 34 million vehicles in the United States alone were involved in Takata airbag recalls.
General Motors also had recalls (most in 2014) for the following vehicles.
A seatbelt related recall (the automatic tensioning system cable on the driver’s side front seat belt retractor could potentially break). This recall affected 28,789, 2004 through 2011 Saab 9-3 convertibles.
Recall affecting 290,107 2011 and 2012 Saab 9-4X to fix worn threads and a loose joint. GM reported that there were three crashes and three injuries that they were aware of that were a result of the problem.
The 9-7x has had several recalls, including the following:
Recalled 28,789 2004 through 2011 Saab 9-3 convertibles to address a seatbelt problem. Potential issues include that the automatic tensioning system cable located in the front seatbelt on the driver’s side retractor could break.
193,652 SUVs in the United States, including the 2006, 2007 Saab 9-7X, were included in a broadened recall to address an issue that could cause a fire.
In 2014, several additional recalls were announced, affecting 8.4 million vehicles globally, also announcing that seven crashes, three fatalities, and eight injuries had been linked to the vehicles recalled. The crashes that caused the fatalities were related to older model sedans that were being recalled for ignition key rotation problems.
Common Saab Repair Service
Preventative maintenance and Saab repair service go hand, both playing a part in keeping the vehicle running optimally, helping avoid even bigger problems down the road.
Here are some of the most common preventative services performed on Saabs;
rear brake rotor/disc replacement, brake fluid flush, and replacement, radiator replacement, wheel bearings (passenger side front) replacement, driver side front wheel bearing replacement, fuel pump replacement, timing belt replacement, battery replacement, alternator replacement, water pump replacement, and AC recharge.
The good news is that, when it comes to Saab repair service, you don’t need to take it to a dealership and pay premium prices for repairs or maintenance. Our auto care center is equipped with the same high-quality tools, diagnostic equipment, and skilled and ASE certified professionals working at the dealerships. I guess you could say that we’re one of the best places in the Phoenix area to get your Saab repaired.
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