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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,775 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 012016

9-3

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall I was notified by Saab in March 2016 that I have takata airbags installed and are subject to recall. It is now six (6) months since the notification. I have had no further communication from Saab. I feel that the recall should take place immediately before I get killed from the airbag inflating. Six months should be more than adequate to resolve the problem. I ask that Saab be compelled to immediately make the necessary repairs!

- Winslow, ME, USA

problem #7

Mar 012016

9-3

  • miles
Takata recall I do not have a date for or my Saab air bag recall. This clearly sends a message about GM. "don't buy GM, and from those companies which place people at risk of air bag failure"

- Westport, CT, USA

problem #6

Mar 152016

9-3

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Saab 9-3. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V063000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Frazier Park, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 032016

9-3

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Saab 9-3. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V063000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Yellow Springs, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 052016

9-3

  • miles
Takata recall...I am advised that there is risk of injury/death due to deployment of air bags. Asking for repair advised today 4/4/2016 by (General Motors) they are not now doing/cannot do same. Unacceptable safety.

- Westport, CT, USA

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problem #3

Apr 192009

9-3

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Saab 9-3. while driving 75 mph, the contact heard an explosion. She realized that the passenger side air bag deployed without an impact or crash occurring. The air bag injured a teenager seated in the vehicle. The teenager suffered temporary hearing loss and a chest abrasion due to the seat belt. The manufacturer agreed to send an investigator to inspect the vehicle, but this has not yet transpired. Neither the contact nor the manufacturer could determine what caused the air bag to deploy. The current and failure mileages were 91,000.

- South Hampton, MA, USA

problem #2

Apr 152009

9-3

  • 70,000 miles
Was parked when I turned the key to start the car the passenger side airbag and curtain deployed. No crash no impact no nothing just went off Saab does not want to help!

- Windsor, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 312003

9-3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,200 miles
Airbags did not deploy in a 30-35mph frontal collision with an oncoming vehicle. Seatbelt restraint injured both passengers, but none of the airbags deployed.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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