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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Switch Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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2006 Saab 9-3 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 042007


  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles


I have a 2006 Saab 9-3 aero, manual transmission, approximately 26,500 miles. Since as early as October, 2007 the instrument panel occasionally goes blank while the car is operating. This occurs in all manner of driving conditions. It is as if the car has been turned off. However, the car continues to run. When this occurs, the brake lights, turn signals, windshield wipers, radio, windows and air conditioning shut off or do not operate. On occasion, particularly when the car has been left in the sun, it will not start and the key fob will not operate the doors. The car has been at the dealer four times for this issue. They have replaced a steering cim (?) and, after the latest incident, on June 2, 2009, the ignition switch. Nonetheless, on June 7, 2009, the condition occurred again.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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