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NHTSA — Suspension: Rear: Springs: Coil Springs Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,000 miles

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2005 Saab 9-3 suspension problems

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2005 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 302011

9-3 4-cyl

  • 82,000 miles


Approximately 4 months ago my right front coil spring broke on my 2005 Saab 9-3 at around 75,000 miles. I was pulling out of my garage when it snapped, but could not determine the source of the sound as nothing appeared broken to my untrained eye and the vehicle still operated fine. Over the next couple weeks I brought it in to the dealership for front end noise and the broken spring was discovered. Not a big deal as the repair was covered under a service bulletin and no damage occurred to the vehicle. However, a few days ago my right rear coil spring snapped as I was traveling down the highway. There was no apparent change in how the vehicle handled, but after my experience with the front spring the sound was familiar and therefore I had my husband inspect it. Apparently, there is no service bulletin for the rear springs, just the front springs and I'm wondering why both front and rear are not covered by this service bulletin.

- Pownal, ME, USA

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