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NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,950 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012006

9-3 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles


: the caller stated, the ignition switch would not start the vehicle. When the vehicle was towed to the dealership, the battery was replaced. However, nothing was done about the rusted wiring to the ignition. The manufacturer was contacted by a letter. The emergency brake was locked and would not release, the horn did not work, the low head beam failed. The tires were defective, the alarm would sound without warning. Updated 07/25/06.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 052004

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,900 miles
Short in fuse box in engine compartment caused and electrical fire with smoke from the engine bay, engine shut down on the highway causing lost of power steering and braking/ car was able to restart with the lost of the light, turn signals, horn and windscreen wipers.

- Woburn, MA, USA

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