Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on May 27, 2009.
As of Monday, December 17th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
See PDF2007-2009 Saab 9-3See PDF

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-662
  • Executive Order 662 / D662
  • ARB # D-662
  • Executive Order No: D-662
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-662
  • Resolution D-662
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Download: Executive Order D-662 PDF

D-662 Document:



                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D-662

                      Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code


                                Hirsch Performance AG
                     Software Performance Upgrade 9-3 2.OT 240hp

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156 of the Vehicle
Code; and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Section 39515 and Section 39516 of
the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G-02-003;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Software Performance
Upgrade 9-3 2.OT 240hp manufactured and marketed by Hirsch Performance Products of
Zijrcher Strasse 202, 9014 St. Gallen, Switzerland, has been found not to reduce the
effectiveness of required motor vehicle pollu1:ion control devices and, therefore, is exempt
from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for the Saab passenger cars
listed in Exhibit A.

The Software Performance Upgrade 9-3 2.OT 240hp is a modified software calibration that is
designed to provide increases in maximum horsepower and torque for the Saab vehicle
models listed in the enclosed Exhibit A. The software calibration is uploaded from the
Internet to the vehicle's engine control unit via the on-board diagnostic connector and Hirsch
Performance AG's IPRO programming tool. The calibration modifies parameters for the
vehicles' air flow, fuel flow, and ignition timing. This modification can only be performed by
Saab dealerships. Consumers themselves are not able to directly purchase either the
calibration or the programming tool.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Software
Performance Upgrade 9-3 2.OT 240hp will not recommend tuning the vehicle to
specifications different from those of Hirsch Performance AG.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the devices, as exempted by the Air
Resources Board, that adversely affect the performance of a vehicle's pollution control
system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

Marketing of these devices using any identification other than that shown in this Executive
Order or marketing of this device for an application other than those listed in this Executive
Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.


This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect that the use of these
devices may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

This exemption is issued based on submitted emissions test data from an independent
laboratory on a 2008 model year Saab 9-3 Sportcombi (Test Group 8GMXV02.3001)
certified to the Low Emission Vehicle II Low Emission Vehicle (LEV II LEV) and
Supplemental Federal Test Procedure (SFTP) standards:

Federal Test Procedure:

                                              NMOG         -
                                                           CO        NOX
Standards (glmi)                              0.075        3.4       0.05
Device (glmi) with d f s applied              0.071        0.7       0.02

SFTP (US06 Cvcle):

                                               NMHC+NOX            CO
Standards (glmi)                                 0.14              8.0
Device (glmi)                                     0.08             2.9

SFTP (SC03 Alternative AC2 Cvcle):


Standards (glmi)
Device (glmi)

Test results showed that the Software Performance Upgrade 9-3 2.OT 240hp when installed
on the vehicle did not cause exhaust emissions to exceed the applicable emission standards
during the Cold Start Federal Test Procedure. This Executive Order is also based on the
On-Board Diagnostic II (OBD 11) testing conducted on the same test vehicle. Software
Performance Upgrade 9-3 2.OT 240hp when installed on the test vehicle did not affect the
vehicle's ability to perform its OBD II monitoring.

The Air Resources Board reserves the right in the future to review this Executive Order and
the exemption provided herein to assure that the exempted add-on or modified part
continues to meet the standards and procedures of Title 13, California Code of Regulations,
Section 2222, et seq.

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CER1-IFICATION,
ACCREDITATION, APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR
RESOURCES BOARD OF ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING
ANTI-POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE SOFTWARE
PERFORMANCE UPGRADE 9-3 2.OT 240HP.

No claims of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board" may be made with
respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral or written communication.


          HIRSCH PERFORMANCE AG - SOFTWARE PERFORMANCE 9-3 2.OT 240HP - D-662


Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this order. The
order may be revoked only after a ten day written notice of intention to revoke the order, in
which period the holder of the order may request in writing a hearing to contest the proposed
revocation. If a hearing is requested, it shall be held within ten days of receipt of the request
and the order may not be revoked until a determination is made after the hearing that
grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this   27 day of May 2009.


                                         Annette Hebert, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division




          HIRSCH PERFORMANCE AG - SOFTWARE PERFORMANCE 9-3 2.OT 240HP - D-662


                                       Exhibit A
                                     (E.O. # D-662)


Model-Year          Model           Enq. Disp.   IPRO Part Number   Software Number

  2007           9-3 Sport Sedan      2.0L        F270006280
  2008           9-3 Sport Sedan      2.0L        F270006280
  2009           9-3 Sport Sedan      2.0L        F270006280
  2009       9-3 Aero Sedan (AWD)     2.OL        F270006290

 2007            9-3 Sportcombi       2.0L        F270006280
 2008            9-3 Sportcombi       2.0L        F270006280 -
 2009            9-3 Sportcombi       2.0L        F270006280
 2009        9-3 Sportcombi (AWD)     2.OL        F270006290

  2007          9-3 Convertible        2.0L       F270006280
  2008          9-3 Convertible        2.0L       F270006280
  2009          9-3 Convertible        2.0L       F270006280



Document Created: 2009-06-04 15:50:08
Document Modified: 2009-06-04 15:50:08

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