NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission: Lubricant Problems

2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,000 miles

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2002 Saab 9-3 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 132006

9-3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On August 13, 2006, my wife was driving our 2002 Saab 9-3 convertible when the engine caught fire. She was able to get out of the car safely, but the car was destroyed. Investigations by international motors (falls church, va) after the event showed that the transmission had disintegrated and transmission fluid has sprayed throughout the engine compartment causing the fire.

- Great Falls, VA, USA

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