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NHTSA — Seats Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Saab 9-3 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2003 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 052011

9-3 4-cyl

  • 131,000 miles


Passenger and I were driving and activated both front heated seats on the highest setting. Soon after, both of us detected a burning smell and immediately shut off both heated seats. Upon arrival, we exited and visually observed a small burn mark where the passenger's left shoulder would be. It burned through the leather and singed the hair of the passenger. The burn mark is about the size of a nickel and we can no longer use the heated seat function.

- Eagan, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 012003

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealer - Saab exchange won't/can't fix vehicle. Steering problem, rattle problem, fan blower problem, seat problem, brake light problem, etc...

- Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

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