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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Storage: Tank Assembly Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,500 miles

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2003 Saab 9-3 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 252006

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,500 miles


: the contact stated fuel was noticed leaking from the vehicle while traveling 65 mph. The vehicle was towed to the dealership where it was determined road debris punctured the tank. The fuel tank does not have any protection from debris. The fuel tank was replaced. Updated 06/15/06 - dealer diagnosed and dropped gas tank. Swapped over fuel pump assembly to new gas tank.

- Sterling, IL, USA

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