The problem: On affected vehicles, the front hanger bracket for the front suspension control arm may corrode due to exposure to road salt and humidity. In some cases, the drain hole could clog from rust and sediment buildup. Should this occur, the rust may extend to the control arm, weakening and possibly separating it, resulting in a loss of control of the vehicle and a possible crash. Vehicles involved in this action are those sold or registered in these states Mass., Md., Mich., N.H., N.Y., Pa., Vt., Wis., Conn., Del., Iowa, Ill., Ind., Me., Minn., Mo., N.J., Ohio, R.I. and W.Va., plus D.C. and all provinces in Canada.
Vehicles affected by this service campaign:
- 2005 Saab 9-2X
- 2006 Saab 9-2X
Corrective action: Dealers will inspect the front hanger brackets of the front control arms. If one fails the inspection, dealers will replace both front control arms. If the control arm hanger brackets pass the inspection, dealers will apply an oil and wax anti-rust material to the control arms so they resist corrosion.
Warranty info: This service bulletin is being performed free of charge under special coverage for this defect.
What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if your vehicle is involved in this service bulletin. You can call Saab at 800-955-9007, or you can also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hotline at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 731-2759.
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Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.
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