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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Fuel Pump Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,294 miles

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2001 Saab 9-3 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 012005

9-3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 83,000 miles


The contact stated the fuel line came off the fuel pump. The car was spurting gas. The contact took the car to the nearest garage. They replaced the fuel pump. He found NHTSA recall 04V557000/Saab recall 15018 which dealt with a similar problem as his vehicle. The dealership told him this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. When the contact talked to the manufacturers, they told him that because he did not take the car to a GM or Saab dealership to have recall repair work done the repair work was not covered under the warranty. Phone interview update: The complainant was driving home when he smelled fuel odor. The repairing garage replaced the fuel pump because the fuel line retaining tab on the pump is broken which caused the fuel leak.

- New Cumberland, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 242005

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,881 miles
While stopped the consumer smelled fuel coming from the rear of the vehicle. The exited the vehicle and noticed fuel leaking from underneath the vehicle. It was towed to a dealer for inspection, the mechanic determined that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. Phone interview update: The complainant smelled fuel odor and saw a trail of leaked fuel behind the vehicle. There was no warning light and no noticable loss of vehicle performance.

- Woodstock, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 272002

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle leaked fuel at an alarming rate. There was a leak coming from the fuel pump line. Fuel pressure was found and the hose at the pump blown (clip broken). The fuel assembly was replaced.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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