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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,390 miles

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2005 Saab 9-3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 192008


  • 30,781 miles


Airbag deployed on passenger side (no passenger present) and did not deploy on drivers side in less than 15 mile per hour accident. Appears to be a defect or malfunction of the system.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 052006

9-3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 16,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 30 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle impacted a semi truck and the air bags did not deploy. There were no warning lights illuminated prior to the incident however, after the crash, a warning message illuminated indicating an air bag malfunction. The fire department was at scene of the accident but there were no injuries sustained. The police was also present and a police report was taken. The vehicle remained inoperable and neither the dealership nor the manufacturer had been contacted yet.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

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