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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Air: Disc: Pads Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 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.

2005 Saab 9-3 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 022008

9-3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,000 miles


The rear brake pads on the Saab 9-3 sedans wear prematurely, possibly resulting in rear break failures with as few as 20-28K miles on the car, while the front brakes are completely normal.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 292007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Routine maintenance of 2005 Saab 9-3 with 23,000 miles revealed "front and rear brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. Worn below limits."

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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