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NHTSA — Seat Belts Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,400 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 122014

9-3 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Saab 9-3. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V318000 (seat belts); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 09/18/15 updated 09/22/15

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #9

May 012015

9-3

  • 155,000 miles
I went to have a recall addressed NHTSA campaign id number: 14V318000. The dealership does not have parts and stated that they may not arrive for some time. There was a very limited knowledge about the recall and I was forced to leave without having my seatbelt repaired. I believe it is very dangerous owning a convertible with a seat belt that has a manufactured defect and I would like my issue resolved immediately.

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #8

Apr 012015

9-3

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saab 9-3. while parked, the front driver side seat belt failed to retract. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The contact was unsure of what part needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Santa Cruz, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 142014

9-3 4-cyl

  • 81,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Saab 9-3. the contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V318000 (seat belts) exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact received the recall letter in June of 2014. The manufacturer stated that the part would be available within 30 to 60 days. The contact also stated that the seat belt was not retracting as normal. The failure mileage was 81,000..... updated 06/30/15 updated 08/26/15.

- Homestead , FL, USA

problem #6

May 302015

9-3

  • 163,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saab 9-3. while driving at approximately 15 mph while the brake pedal was depressed, the seat belt violently seized across the contact's chest causing her to lose consciousness. As a result, the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle and the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 163,000.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

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problem #5

Aug 152014

9-3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saab 9.3. the contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V318000 (seat belts). However, the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- East Longmeadow , MA, USA

problem #4

Mar 262015

9-3 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I received a recall notice on my seat belt in August 2014, but they have not yet installed a new seat belt in to take the place of a defective seatbelt.

- East Longmeadow, MA, USA

problem #3

Dec 162014

9-3 4-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Rear passenger seat belt has locked up while seat belt is extended out. Same exact issue in front seat has been recalled but since this is the back seat I'm told this is not part of the recall.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 092013

9-3

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saab 9-3. the contact stated that the driver side and front passenger side seat belts failed to retract. The failure occurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who stated that the seat belts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Bend, OR, USA

problem #1

May 062013

9-3 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Two items: 1. the seatbelt failed to catch when pulled forward and would unravel and not return. The seatbelt fails to stop the passenger should there be a sudden stop. 2. both the left and right side tail light assemblies have shorted and melted at the electrical connection.

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

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