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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Cruise Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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2003 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 292005

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


When accelerating from 55 to 65 mph in the passing lane with the cruise control engaged the vehicle continued to accelerate up to 90 mph. Consumer applied the brakes hard to reduce the speed down to 70 mph, but the vehicle continued to accelerates up to 95 mph. Consumer reapplied the brakes and got the vehicle down to 10 mph when he shifted the vehicle into neutral and turned the vehicle off. A fire has temporary develop in both front wheels and extinguish itself within 5 minutes. Consumer got back into the vehicle and drove the vehicle to the dealer. The cause of the problem has not been determined. Dealer is replaced the complete braking system and the cruise control deactivation switch.

- Salem, OH, USA

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