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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Saab 9-3 lights problems

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2002 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 152009


  • 55,000 miles


Use of high beams causes quick failure of headlamps.

- Port Washington, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 062010


  • 123,000 miles
1. use of high beams 2. if I do not use the high beams the low beam lights never fail 6 month trial just finished. 3. replaced the headlight failure relay as this is what my mechanic does for all his customers with no satisfactory results. When using highbeams replacing 6 bulbs every six months I have replaced 14 bulbs since I bought the car last Jan. 09 my wife's 2004 Saab 9-3 has the same problem.

- Haverhill, MA, USA

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