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#351 2013-05-09 09:14:26

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Re: Recall?

arrow-up Sorry, it's a FL car. Not minty fresh.

FWIW, My VT car passed the punch test at 99k.


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#352 2013-06-03 15:01:40

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Re: Recall?

http://www.saabparts.com/en-us/usa/the- … ce-center/

That got me to the Kia dealership here who took care of me no problem.  ;-)  Didn't even need an appointment, swung by just to inquire, she said, twenty minutes, want to do it now?  Done.

I was amused.

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#353 2014-11-22 22:47:30

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Re: Recall?

I know this is super old but my I juat bought my 9-2x with 62,000 miles. I ordered a subaru key blank and got it cut at a Cadillac dealership nearby which services SAABs. Anyways when I was there they said I had to do this recall but it would take all day and they want me to call back and schedule a time to have it done. Before I bought the car I looked underneath it and it wasn't super rusty but it wasn't super clean. I'd give it a solid 8 out of 10, biggest issue being rusty bolts and surface rust on the exhaust components. I plan on keeping this car for awhile so how should I play it off to get them to do as much free work as possible? I want them to replace the control arms with new ones not just rust proof it so they fall apart in a few more years.

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#354 2014-11-22 22:59:59

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Re: Recall?

arrow-up  hate to tell you this, but there is a specific "punch" they use (threaded, to a specific torque) to see if the arms are suffering corrosion perforation.  If the punch goes thru, you get new arms, if not, no new arms.  Pretty hard to fake that out.


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#355 2014-11-23 00:37:36

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Re: Recall?

If you don't need new control arms, then...you don't need new control arms. They won't just give them to you. Like Scargo said, they have a pass/fail criteria and it has nothing to do with how good of an actor your are and/or how good of a story you tell them.

The rustproofing doesn't take all day. I think it took them about an hour or so to do mine.

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#356 2014-11-23 00:43:21

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Re: Recall?

Well I also need the fuel valve recall or w/e...I would have thought if that was the case they would have offered to look at them to see if they needed to be replaced. It sounded like a sure thing since they insisted on having to keep my car ALL day.

My 1999 beater maxima I snapped the control arm on which lead to me ruining the rim, tire, and a bunch of other suspension components. Because of all the other body rust the car had it was essentially totaled

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#357 2015-02-04 10:27:45

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Re: Recall?

Sorry to revive an old thread but make sure everyone gets this checked out.  One of my broke yesterday and I saved it from going in the ditch luckily I was a half mile from a shop I know.. eek

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#358 2015-02-04 10:28:00

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Re: Recall?

Going round and round with GM now


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#359 2015-02-04 10:30:40

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Re: Recall?

Did you get the control arm checked when the recall first came out?

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#360 2015-02-04 10:33:30

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Re: Recall?

Honestly I don't think so..  I had it in to subaru around that time and asked them to take a look and everything seemed fine.. Just had an alignment done a few months ago and inspection last month so go figure.


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#361 2015-02-04 12:14:17

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Re: Recall?

Dang, that sounds scary! Mine isn't impacted cuz my car was in Houston originally and now CA so not in rust-prone areas. Maybe I could have them checked at my next servicing coming up though


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#362 2015-02-04 13:04:34

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Re: Recall?

GM is absolutely hilarious.  I have been on the phone going round and round with them.  No shop in the rochester area is doing the recalls/repairs so it has to go to buffalo or syracuse 80+ miles either way with a one way tow and who knows how many days without a car.  I purchased the car 10 minutes away and they won't do it mad  Anyway gonna be a bit of money out of pocket for something the that should be covered.  For sale thread coming soon so I can go purchase a new vehicle and I WON'T BE BUYING ANY VEHICLE ASSOCIATED WITH GM... eek suprise surprise.   driving


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#363 2015-02-04 13:19:49

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Re: Recall?

Yeah, GM seems to have dropped the ball on recall work. They really should pay for transpo and a loaner. I'd threaten to sue their ass for nearly killing you saying that those LCAs were fine earlier. Sad thing is they may say, "Get in line"  facepalm


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#364 2015-02-04 14:40:33

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Re: Recall?

joenova1030 wrote:

GM is absolutely hilarious.  I have been on the phone going round and round with them.  No shop in the rochester area is doing the recalls/repairs so it has to go to buffalo or syracuse 80+ miles either way with a one way tow and who knows how many days without a car.  I purchased the car 10 minutes away and they won't do it mad  Anyway gonna be a bit of money out of pocket for something the that should be covered.  For sale thread coming soon so I can go purchase a new vehicle and I WON'T BE BUYING ANY VEHICLE ASSOCIATED WITH GM... eek suprise surprise.   driving

Geez, what a nightmare!! I 100% agree, the only GM dealer in my area who has 1 Saab trained technician to deal with my Takata airbag recall (even though they really need a Subaru trained technician) has been terrible to deal with. Not suprised you're having a similar experience. I love the Subaru dealership that we bought my wife's Forester at.  embeer


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#365 2015-02-04 14:48:52

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Re: Recall?

joenova1030 wrote:

GM is absolutely hilarious.  I have been on the phone going round and round with them.  No shop in the rochester area is doing the recalls/repairs so it has to go to buffalo or syracuse 80+ miles either way with a one way tow and who knows how many days without a car.  I purchased the car 10 minutes away and they won't do it mad  Anyway gonna be a bit of money out of pocket for something the that should be covered.  For sale thread coming soon so I can go purchase a new vehicle and I WON'T BE BUYING ANY VEHICLE ASSOCIATED WITH GM... eek suprise surprise.   driving

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#366 2015-02-04 17:48:25

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Re: Recall?

Nope I called them and they originally took my appointment and while the AAA truck is coming to pick up the car they call back and say that they will not do it.  So I called GM, Saab and the NHTSA and I go no where besides you have to take the car to Buffalo..  Going to call the attorney general and file a complaint.  Now I'm out of $400 but luckily escaped unscathed.  I just picked up the car and will post pics of said control arm.  I will continue to circulate said pics to everyone on here and NASIOC etc.


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#367 2015-02-08 21:22:26

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Re: Recall?

I got an appointment at the former Saab now GM/ Cadillac dealer on Tuesday morning. They will check on the recalls, since the car spend 2-to-3 years up in Burlington, Vermont.
I just hate dealerships because I learned my ex gf before that every time we went there, to drop off her car for maintenance service they found something else that was wrong. Hope they won't just take my car apart and then tell me it needs to be fixed.  shifty

I told them only recall stuff, if there is something else wrong they can tell me it, my mechanic (either me or local trusted shop) will work on it.


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#368 2015-09-29 17:29:22

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Re: Recall?

Anyone get their car fixed yet?  I called my dealer a few weeks ago and they said they are still waiting on parts.


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#369 2016-04-24 17:00:10

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Re: Recall?

Scargo wrote:

arrow-up  hate to tell you this, but there is a specific "punch" they use (threaded, to a specific torque) to see if the arms are suffering corrosion perforation.  If the punch goes thru, you get new arms, if not, no new arms.  Pretty hard to fake that out.

I finally got this recall done, thanks to there being a Boulder location for Saab warranty work.  What the service manager told me was that the special tool needed to do this test is not widely available, and the guidance is now that anyone who comes in for the control arm recall gets new control arms.  They ordered the parts before they saw the car.  The parts were back ordered, took about two weeks for them to come in


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#370 2019-10-24 15:02:44

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Re: Recall?

racerjim wrote:

I finally got this recall done, thanks to there being a Boulder location for Saab warranty work.  What the service manager told me was that the special tool needed to do this test is not widely available, and the guidance is now that anyone who comes in for the control arm recall gets new control arms.  They ordered the parts before they saw the car.  The parts were back ordered, took about two weeks for them to come in

up up up up Great info -- thanks for sharing!  Getting ready to get this done in NJ.  It is very helpful to know that I need to call the dealer long in advance.  I will get this done along with Tacata airbag recall which they just sent me a notice for (I'm a relatively new owner of the car).

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#371 2019-12-07 15:39:16

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Re: Recall?

peterp wrote:

racerjim wrote:

I finally got this recall done, thanks to there being a Boulder location for Saab warranty work.  What the service manager told me was that the special tool needed to do this test is not widely available, and the guidance is now that anyone who comes in for the control arm recall gets new control arms.  They ordered the parts before they saw the car.  The parts were back ordered, took about two weeks for them to come in

up up up up Great info -- thanks for sharing!  Getting ready to get this done in NJ.  It is very helpful to know that I need to call the dealer long in advance.  I will get this done along with Tacata airbag recall which they just sent me a notice for (I'm a relatively new owner of the car).

Hi, I see that you post this response recently.   Is this recall still effective  effective in 2019?  I see that this thread was started quite a while back.  I recently had the Takada airbag recall done at a GM Dealership.   Any information would be appreciated.

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#372 2019-12-07 16:39:27

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Re: Recall?

Shiloh51933 wrote:

Hi, I see that you post this response recently.   Is this recall still effective  effective in 2019?  I see that this thread was started quite a while back.  I recently had the Takada airbag recall done at a GM Dealership.   Any information would be appreciated.

Yes it is still it effect.  Any GM dealer can do the airbag recall, but only certified Saab can do the strut recall.  You can schedule the strut recall in two steps:

1. Enter your VIN here and confirm  that recall is incomplete on your car: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?gclid=Cjw … lsrc=aw.ds

2. Enter your VIN here to find a Official Saab Service Center and schedule the service: https://saabparts.com/us/book-a-service/  (leave detailed information about what recall # is being performed when you schedule the service).

It literally takes only a few minutes to have everything set up.  A lot of the Official Saab repair facilities are local independents, which I trust more than GM dealers for Saab(ish) service.  You might want to call and see if they can order the strut parts in advance.  The dealer I spoke to said they need to do the punch first.  It's going to go to an independent instead.

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