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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal: Sensor/Control Module Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,582 miles

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2003 Saab 9-3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 142003

9-3 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles


Air bag defect(s). Eight Saab certified service technician attempts to correct faulty safety system, without success. I believe this vehicle to be unsafe for on-road and/or highway travel. I have already notified Saab (manufacturer) many times via email and telephone, again without follow up from manufacturer.

- Whitesburg, KY, USA

problem #1

Feb 202003

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 163 miles
Saab 93 - linear - 2003 - after 71 miles the onboard computer system displayed a warning light and buzzer - air bag malfunction - call Saab dealer. - this was after 24hours of ownership. The vehicle is purchased.

- Highland, CA, USA

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