9-5 Sedan (9600) L4-2.3L Turbo (B235) (2000)
The service procedure in this bulletin has been revised. Step 11 in the procedure for the 2004-2005 Saab 9-3 (9440) Convertible has been revised.
Discard all copies of bulletin 08089B, issued September 2008.
In November 2002, the U.S. Federal Commissions (FCC) ruled that wireless carriers would no longer be required to support the analog wireless network
beginning in 2008. As a result, On Star(R) is unable to continue analog service.
OnStar(R) has deactivated most of the systems operating in the analog mode; however, there are some vehicles that OnStar(R) could not deactivate.
Although the analog OnStar(R) hardware in these vehicles can no longer communicate with OnStar(R), the hardware in the vehicle is still active. If the
OnStar(R) emergency button is pressed, or in the case of an airbag deployment, or near deployment, the customer may hear a recording that OnStar(R) is
being contacted. However, since analog service is no longer available, the call will not connect to OnStar(R). To end the call, the customer must press
the white phone or white dot button. If the call is not ended, the system will continue to try to connect to OnStar(R) until the vehicle battery is drained.
Special Policy Adjustment
At the customer's request, dealers/retailers are to deactivate the OnStar(R) system. The service will be made at no charge to the customer.
This special coverage covers the condition described above until December 31, 2008 for all non-Saab vehicles; April 30, 2009 for all Saab vehicles.