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NHTSA — Seat Belts: Front: Retractor Problems

2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,749 miles

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2004 Saab 9-3 seat belts / air bags problems

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2004 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 122015

9-3

  • 162,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Saab 9-3. the contact stated that the seat belt retractor seized. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 162,000.

- Hopedale, MA, USA

problem #10

Jun 212011

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 sabb 9-3. the contact stated that the driver's side seat belt would not retract. The contact spoke with the manufacturer in regards to NHTSA campaign id number: 10V043000 (seat belts: Front: Retractor) but was told that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage is 112,000. Updated 03/30/12

- Northfield, NJ, USA

problem #9

Apr 262011

9-3 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Saab 9-3. while driving approximately 45 mph, the contact abruptly depressed the brakes to avoid a crash and the contact stated that the seat belt failed to tighten and restrain him properly. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who inspected the vehicle and found that the seat belt unit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 10V043000 (seat belts:front:retractor)but the manufacturer advised that the VIN was not included in the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. Saab offered to pay for the parts as a goodwill gesture, but would not acknowledge the vehicle identification number being included in the recall. Updated evoq 06/14/11

- Crompond, NY, USA

problem #8

Jan 142010

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2004 Saab 9-3. consumer states that he received a recall for the driver's side front seat belt tensioning may fail. Consumer would like to be reimbursed since he paid for the repair out of his pocket. The consumer stated he submitted the necessary paperwork, but he still has not received reimbursement. The consumer stated he has since received a second letter regarding the recall.

- Glenview, IL, USA

problem #7

Apr 132010

9-3

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Saab 9-3. the contact stated that the seatbelt made a popping sound and no longer retracted. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in recall 10V043000 (seat belts: Front: Retractor). The current and failure mileages were approximately 60,000.

- Provo, UT, USA

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problem #6

Jan 142010

9-3

  • 81,000 miles
The seat belt on my Saab 9.3 - 2004 stopped working for no reason. I found on the internet that the item had been recalled but Saab refuses to acknowledge the recall. NHTSA number 04V226000.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #5

Nov 012009

9-3

  • 79,037 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Saab 9-3 purchased October 2006. While driving less than 20 mph, she heard a loud whizzing noise, and then noticed that the seat belt was still connected to the pillar, but the tensioner had become dislodged. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop, but they could not perform the work because there was a recall. However her VIN was not included in recall campaign number 04V226000 (seat belts:front:retractor). No repairs were made to date. The current and failure mileages were under 79,037.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 152009

9-3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Saab 93. The front driver-side seat belt retractor would not retract the seat belt. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The technician stated the failure was contributed to the retractor. The vehicle identification number was excluded from recall campaign id number 04V226000 (seat belts front:retractor). The vehicle was in the process of being repaired for the malfunction. The failure and current mileages were unknown.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 262009

9-3

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Saab 9-3. the driver-side front seat belt retractor had broken which caused the belt webbing to not retract. He contacted the dealer and the manufacturer in reference to recall number 04V226000 (seat belts:front:retractor). He was advised that he vehicle identification number was not included in the recall, so he was ineligible for a free remedy. No repairs were made. The current and failure mileages were 106,000.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #2

Jul 012009

9-3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,200 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Saab 9-3. when the contact released the seat belt, the mechanism on the door post made a loud noise and the seat belt failed. The dealer advised her to call the manufacturer for assistance. The manufacturer advised her to not drive the vehicle. The contact would have to pay for the repairs and then have the dealer inspect the vehicle. The dealer stated that the seat belt failed and would cost $400 to repair. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 04V226000 (seat belts:front:retractor); however, the dealer stated that this recall does not exist. The vehicle has not yet been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 49,200. Updated 08/04/09 the right front coil spring was broken. Updated 08/10/09.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 172006

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Saab 9-3. the contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 04V226000 (seat belts:front:retractor) and immediately scheduled an appointment to have the vehicle repaired. During the repair, the dealer broke the eight pillar plastic cabs, in which they never repaired. One year later, he noticed that the seat belts would not retract properly. The contacted returned to the dealer, but they would not repair the vehicle again according to the recall. The manufacturer has not been notified. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 45,000 and current mileage was 86,000.

- Holland, MI, USA

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