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NHTSA — Tires Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,569 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.

2004 Saab 9-3 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 252015


  • 95,000 miles


Tire has bulge in sidewall. Owner noticed it and was able to prevent a blow out. This is not an impact related damage.

- Indiana, IN, USA

problem #3

Sep 162008


  • miles
The contact owns 2004 Saab 9-3 convertible with pirelli P6 tires, line size 215/55/16. The contact stated that the valve stem would continuously fracture causing the tire to deflate abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the same failure. There were no further repairs nor were the tires replaced. The estimated mileage on the failed tire was 13,400. The dot number was not available. The failure and current vehicle mileage was unknown.

- Yorktown , VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 152008


  • 51,275 miles
I was driving through the ted williams tunnel and the left front coil spring broke. I did not hit a bump. The spring caused a catastropic failure of the left front tire. I had to be towed out of the tunnel and have new coil springs installed.

- North Smithfield , RI, USA

problem #1

Oct 172005

9-3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
My 2004 Saab arc convertible is equipped with the wrong wheels and tires. It is equipped with 215/55 R16 93 H M+S tires and wheels. The owners manual recommends 225/45 R17 94 w rf/XL tires for the 2.0 turbo engine. My car has said engine. This compromises safety and performance. I discovered this on 10-17-2005.

- Sebastopol, CA, USA

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