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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Power Assist: Vacuum Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,825 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.

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2006 Saab 9-3 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 132007

9-3 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,825 miles


22 June 07 rear brakes replaced, noticed on initial driving that brake pedal would 'bottom out', brakes would make metal on metal sound, and vehicle slow to stop. 13 July 07 vehicle returned to dealer with brake complaint, hand brake adjusted. 17 Aug 07 vehicle returned to dealer with same above complaint, vacuum booster pipes and non-return valve replaced 5 Sep 07 vehicle returned to dealer with same complaint, vacuum pump pipe assembly replaced again. 10 Sep 07 vehicle returned to dealer with same complaint, no problem found. As of this date brakes continue to malfunction on initial startup, once brakes have been used for several stops they appear to start working more correctly.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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