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NHTSA — Steering: Column Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012004

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


A reoccurring error will display on the Saab information management display indicating a wheel lock error. This error seems to be happening with increasing frequency. Saab has reviewed the vehicle more than four times, each time replacing parts; these parts have been: A new key, a new steering wheel column, and two new solenoids in the steering column. The Saab delearship has indicated that there is possibly a faulty solenoid but is unable to do anything but to keep replacing parts.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 142003


  • 9,000 miles
The steering column had to be replaced. The dealer stated the steering column was installed incorrectly. Please provide additional information.

- Burlington, VT, USA

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