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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Caliper Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 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.

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2002 Saab 9-3 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 092005

9-3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles


5/4/05, car was at dealer5 for regularly maintenance. Dealer reported rear brakes were rusted to the point of not being able to operate. Service manager said that Saab had a history of brakes deteriorating at low miles. Caller complained about Saab, dealer could not offer any help. No previous problem with vehicle, which was is regularly serviced, and records were available.

- East Hartland, CT, USA

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