Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 16:05:02 -0500
From: (Lomar News Reader/Poster)
Subject: Re: Saab 93 airbag deployment with no accident

In article <f4lVOBQQjCF=wLoKN9C1afLdpyTfnopsamcom>, Fred E. Davis <> wrote: > On Mon, 13 Dec 1999 11:27:59 -0800, "James Spottiswoode" > <> wrote: > > >Hello Saab Owners, > > > >My sister and I were in her two year old Saab 93 last week in London. While > >stationary, with the engine running, the drivers side side-airbag went off. > >There was a deafening explosion and the car filled with white fumes. If we > >had been in motion, I think it very likely we would have swerved, quite > >possibly resulting in a serious accident. The car had not been struck by > >any vehicle and no sudden acceleration had occurred to trigger the airbag - > >it was stationary. > > > >Obviously in a safety system like an airbag the probability of an erroneous > >deployment such as this should be as near zero as is technically possible. > >I suspect that this a rare event, but its consequences are so serious that > >it would be prudent for Saab 93 owners to check with their dealers on it. > > > >Are there any other Saab owners who have experienced this problem? Does > >anyone know of any accidents which might have been caused by erroneous > >airbag deployment? > > > >James > > Perhaps you should investigate Saab recall notice 708 issued last > July. Hi there, I just called my SAAB dealer in Toronto, Canada and their service department has no record of such a recall on the 93 however there was a air bag related recall on the older 9000 series. Hope this helps, Marcus

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