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NHTSA — Structure: Body Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 miles

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2009 Saab 9-3 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 142015

9-3 4-cyl

  • 23,000 miles

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

My hood release( what I pull to pop the hood inside of the car) broke 14 months ago and I had the old Saab dealer fix it. You would pull it and nothing would happen. About a month ago the same thing happened. The hood would remain in the completely shut position. On 3-14-15 I was driving 40 miles per hour and the hood flew up and smashed into the windshield. Thank goodness I was not on the highway and there were no cars close by. If this happened on the highway I hate to think what could have happened. It is a very serious issue and clearly there is a manufacturing defect in the hood release mechanism. The hood is unsalvageble as it is so bent.

- Catonsville, MD, USA

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