Hi all. Extremely busy today, but hoping for some more motorsport coverage in the next 24 hours.
There’s been a Saab Recall reported at Consumer Affairs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has forced a recall of over 11,000 9-3s from 2001 in order to fix a fuel line problem.
On some of the vehicles, the fuel pump retaining taps that secure the fuel line to the pump were damaged during production.
NHTSA warns that the problem over time could cause a fuel leak and fire.
Saab dealers will secure the fuel line to the pump with a bracket that will hold even if the retaining tab breaks.
The Saab 9-3 recall is expected to get underway in May.
GM are hiring more designers. I’ll write more about one notable Saab concept design later. Thanks to WooDz for finding it (damn, the links are back on my home PC, grrrrr!).
Autoweek are writing up the smaller Saab story from last week, though they report it as a competitor for the BMW 3-series, which I think is a typo.
They’re also saying it’ll be based on the Opel Astra, a base consistent with what’s been previously mentioned about this car.
The next post will be post number 900 on this site. Any ideas what it should be about??