Saab 9-3 Seat-belt recall

Convertible Saab 9-3 found to have possibly dangerous seat-belt fault.

The recall affects only convertible versions of the Saab 9-3.

A recall of more than 2,700 Saab 9-3 convertibles sold in Australia has been launched amid concerns the vehicles may have a serious seat-belt flaw.

Affecting vehicles built between the 31st of July 2003 and the 2nd of March 2011, the ACCC says over time, the Automatic Tensioning System (ATS) cable within the safety belt retractors of certain vehicles may break, and the seat belt may not retract.

If the seat belt is not retracted, there is an increased risk of injury to the occupant during a collision.

Owners of convertible versions of the Saab 9-3 built between July 2003 and March 2011 are being urged to contact Holden Customer Care on 1800 632 826 to arrange repairs to their vehicle.

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