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Recall: No. 1 of 10
Recall Ref: R/2010/213
Exact Model: 9-3
VIN: A6000005 to A6000194
Build Date:
Numbers: 121
Defect: It has been established that due to a process problem at a sub supplier, the right hand side front seat recliner mechanism may fail. This will result in that the back-rest can't be moved back into the locking position. The condition is very obvious but if ignored and the vehicle is involved in a crash, the seat belt, which is integral to the seat structure, will not restrain the occupant as designed.
Action: The seat should be inspected and, if necessary, replaced.
Launch Date: 03 December 2010
Recall: No. 2 of 10
Recall Ref: R/2007/170
Exact Model: 9-3
VIN: 81100408 to 81105669
Build Date:
Numbers: 320
Defect: It has been identified that due to a manufacturing deviation, the handbrake cables on certain 9-3s may deform under load. Should this occur, a reduced or non-existent handbrake force will ensue.
Action: Recalled vehicles will have the handbrake cables replaced with quality assured items.
Launch Date: 17 December 2007
Recall: No. 3 of 10
Recall Ref: R/2003/005
Exact Model: 9-3 9-5
Build Date:
Numbers: 596
Defect: Under certain conditions the detachable tow bar may work loose resulting in the tow bar becoming detached from the vehicle.
Action: Replace the tow ball and housing with a calibrated unit.
Launch Date: 10 January 2003

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