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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
92,800 miles

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2001 Saab 9-3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 092010

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,800 miles


TL * the contact owned a 2001 Saab 9-3. the contact was involved in a crash and the air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. The driver died and a police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified. The speed was 40-45 mph. The failure mileage was 98,000. Updated 09/11/14 the consumer stated the 7 year old passenger was rushed to the hospital. The a pillar as well as the roof caved in. Police determined vehicle speed was not a factor. Updated 1/13/2015

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

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