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NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,000 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.

2006 Saab 9-3 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 142013

9-3 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


Multiple shorts indicated on sid. Original message "electronic stability control failure". this is a common complaint amongst Saab owners for this make and model. Occasionally, an associated an ABS failure indication will appear while traveling. Have not noticed a loss in ABS function yet, but it was dry when these shorts occurred. The failure is assumed to be associated with the cruise control function and its use has been lost.

- Evanston, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 062012


  • 78,000 miles
I have had my 2006 Saab 9-3 in for service 4 times for an ABS/traction control/stability control failure. Each time I take it to the dealership, they tell me that the cost is around $385 for a hub assembly, no labor included. I have talked to many people who have had the same problem. The real problem is that the wire leading to the wheel corrodes. Now my car is at the dealership for the same problem and they want to put in a rear harness for the same system and want to charge me $315 just for the part, doesn't include labor. This part has been found for around $120 elsewhere. This is very frustrating as the car acts as a totally different animal when it is not functioning properly. Every time this has happened the temperature has been 40 degrees F or lower.

- Milford, MI, USA

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