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NHTSA — Tires: Sidewall Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,200 miles

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2003 Saab 9-3 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 262004

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,200 miles


Experienced a sidewall blowout of the front passenger tire on my recently-purchased Saab 9-3 linear. The vehicle had 13.5K miles when purchased, the tire blew at 14.2K. Was driving 50 mph on a local highway, did not hit anything, tires had very recently been inspected for wear and inflation, there was no precipitating event prior to hearing a loud "pop"; shortly thereafter felt and heard the effects of the deflated tire. Tire remained on the wheel, but was flat with a significant hole in the sidewall. The tires on the vehicle were pirelli P6 four season tires 215/55R16.

- Montgomery, IL, USA

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