General Motors is recalling almost 30,000 Saab 9-3 convertibles in the United States for a seat belt issue that has previously affected sedan models.
GM, which owned Saab between 2000 and 2010, said that the automatic tensioning cable in the drivers’ side seat-belt retractor could break, meaning the seat belt would not retract. The recall affects 28,789 convertibles from the 2004-2011 model years.
No crashes or injuries have been reported because of this, GM said in a statement. GM hasn’t said if European models are affected.
GM has previously recalled the Saab 9-3 sedan twice in the United States for a similar issue, once in 2004 affecting 9,322 cars and again in 2010 affecting 14,126 cars. The convertible wasn’t subject to that recall.
"The convertibles and sedans were investigated at the same time, but the convertible parts were not identical to the sedan parts,” GM said. “GM has since learned of customer complaints to the NHTSA [National Highway Traffic Safety Administration] for the convertibles,” it said.