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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Switch Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,050 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Saab 9-3 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 242004

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,100 miles


Key of Saab 93 (yr 2001) turned to off while driving high speed on highway, due O being lightly hit as passenger reached down for purse. All electric in car went off, was lucky to be able to go on side road since we were on I95 outside baltimore at 4 pm the day before thanksgiving! key operation appears to pose danger. Saab shop said key was operating normally.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 052001


  • miles
At 70mph ignition switch was bumped, and vehicle cut off. Dealer has been notified.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

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