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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 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 engine problems

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2005 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012009


  • 60,000 miles


Gas pedal gets stuck when depressed fully during takeover maneuvers or passing. This has happened on three occasions since we purchased the car used exactly two years ago in Virginia and after the third time, I decided never to push the pedal all the way in for fear of an accident specially when my children are present. The pedal did become unstuck after a few frightening seconds on all occasions. Speed was not high, 35 mph once and 45 or so the other at the most.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #1

May 172006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Loss of power at highway speed 4 times on 5/17/2006, 4/17/2006. 04/7/2006/and 4/03/2006. Serviced each time by Saab dealer with assistance from national technical. Problems continued. Made request for re-purchase under lemon laws of St of wa. Car re-purchased by Saab usa.

- X, WA, USA

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