Due to recent developments affecting certain Takata PSDI-5 inflators, GM will be asking the owners of certain 2003-2011 Saab 9-3, 2010-2011 Saab 9-5, and 2008-2009 Saturn Astra vehicles to return to their dealership for repairs. This Takata equipment recall relates to all Takata PSDI-5 driver airbag inflators produced from the start of production through the end of model year 2014.
According to the defect report filed with the NHTSA, the driver’s front air bag could rupture upon deployment due to excessive internal pressure. In the event of an accident requiring the deployment of the air bag, the inflator could rupture and launch metal fragments that may striking the driver or other occupants. Takata is aware of four ruptures as the result of ballistic tests, but are not aware of any field incidents in which a PSDI-5 inflator ruptured.
GM dealers will replace the driver’s frontal air bag inflator on Saab 9-3 and 9-5 vehicles and will replace the driver’s frontal airbag module on Saturn Astra vehicles. Owners wanting more information about the problem are asked to contact Saab customer service at 1-800-955-9007 or Saturn customer service at 1-800-553-6000. GM’s number for this recall is 28810 and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-063.