Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 25, 2011.
As of Thursday, October 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
See PDF2007-2011 Saab 9-3, 2010-2011 Saab 9-5, 2011 Saab 9-4XModified software calibration for air flow, fuel flow, and ignition timing; performed by Saab dealerships only

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-662-3
  • Executive Order 662-3 / D662-3
  • ARB # D-662-3
  • Executive Order No: D-662-3
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-662-3
  • Resolution D-662-3
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Download: Executive Order D-662-3 PDF

D-662-3 Document:

                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—662—3

                      Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                                 Hirsch Performance AG
                             Software Performance Upgrade

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156 of the Vehicie
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 manufactured and marketed by Hirsch Performance Products of Zurcher Strasse
202, 9014 St. Gallen, Switzerland, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of
required motor vehicle pollution control devices and, therefore, is exempt from the
prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for the specific Saab 9—3, 9—5, and 9—4X
vehicle models listed in Exhibit A.

The Software Performance Upgrade is a modified software calibration that is designed to
provide increases in maximum horsepower and torque for the Saab vehicle models listed in
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 IPRO
programming tool.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Software
Performance Upgrade 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 previously submitted emissions test data from an
independent laboratory on a 2008 model year Saab 9—3 Sportcombi (Test Group
8GMXVO2.3001) 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 (g/mi)         |                     0.075        3.4      0.05
Device (g/mi) with df‘s applied                0.071        0.7      0.02

SFTP (USO6 Cycle):

                                               NMHC+NOX             CO
Standards (g/mi)                                  0.14              8.0
Device (g/mi)                                       0.08            2.9

SFTP (SC03 Alternative AC2 Cycle):

                                               NMHC+NOX            CO
Standards (g/mi)                                  0.20             2.7
Device (g/mi)                                     0.01             0.3

Test results showed that the Software Performance Upgrade 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 On—Board
Diagnostic II (OBD II) testing conducted on a fully OBD II—compliant 2010 Saab 9—3 vehicle
(Test Group AGMXVO2.0004). The Software Performance Upgrade when installed on this
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.


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.



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 therequest
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 ;é day of April 2011.

                                    t leS
                                       Annette Hebert, Chief
                                       Mobile Source Operations Division


                                          Exhibit A

                                       (EO #D—662—3)

Model—Year   Model                             Eng. Disp.   Part Number   Software Number

20| |        Saab 9—4X Aero/Turbo6 XWD         2.BL         N27000406 1   NOUBC

2010         Saab 9—5 Aero/Turbo6 XWD Sedan    2.BL         G270004060    GoJAC
201 I        Saab 9—5 Aero/Turbo6é XWD Sedan   2.BL         G270004060    GoJBC
2008         9—3 Sport Sedan                   2.B8L        F27000630 1   FOU8C
2008         9—3 Sportcombi                    2.BL         F27000630 1   FOU8C
2008         9.3 Convertible                   2.BL         F27000630|    FOU8C

2007         9—3    Sport Sedan                2.OL         F270006280    FOY7C
2008         9—3    Sport Sedan                2.0L         F270006280    FOY8C
2009         9—3    Sport Sedan                2.OL         F270006280    FOYy9C
2009         9—3    Aero Sedan (AWD)           2.OL         270006290     F3YIC
2010         9—3    Sport Sedan                2.OL         F270006280    FOYAC
2010         9—3    Sedan (AWD)                2.OL         E270006290    F3YAC
201|         9—3    Sport Sedan                2.O0L        F270006280    FOYBC
20| |        9—3    Sedan (AWD)                2.OL         F270006290    F3YBC

2007         9.—3   Sportcombi                 2.OL         F270006280    FOY7C
2008         9—3    Sportcombi                 2.0L         F270006280    FOY8C
2009         9—3    Sportcombi                 2.OL         F270006280    FOYIC
2009         9—3    Sportcombi (AWD)           2.0L         F270006290    F3YIC
2010         9—3 Sportcombi                    2.OL         F270006280    FOYAC
2010         9—3 Sportcombi (AWD)              2.OL         F270006290    F3YAC
201 1        9—3 Sportcombi                    2.0L         F270006280    FOYBC
201|         9—3 Sportcombi (AWD)              2.0L         F270006290    F3YBC

2007         9—3 Convertible                   2.OL         F270006280    gle
2008         9.3 Convertible                   2.O0L        F270006280    FOY8BC
2009         9—3 Convertible                   2.OL         F270006280    FOY9C
2010         9—3 Convertible                   2.0L         F270006280    FOYAC
2011         9—3 Convertible                   2.O0L        F270006280    FOYBC

Document Created: 2011-05-16 10:54:27
Document Modified: 2011-05-16 10:54:27

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