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NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages: Doors: Latch Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 miles

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2004 Saab 9-3 accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2004 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 102004

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


While the locking mechanism on the passenger door will pop to the open position. When the door lock is depressed the door lock mechanism will again pop up. Then from the driver door when depressing the switch to lock all the door the mechanism will lock then within seconds unlock. I have reported this problem to 2 distinct Saab dealers and they claim no problem exist but situation continues to occur. Safety issue when driving a child can open door or someone can gain entrance to the car due to failure to maintain door locked.

- Trenton, NJ, USA

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