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NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,744 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.

2009 Saab 9-3 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 242014

9-3 6-cyl

  • 62,500 miles


During routine under hood inspection, brake fluid reservoir cap was observed to have split into multiple pieces. This damage, apparently heat related, compromised the ability of the braking system to maintain pressure and could result in loss of braking, crash, and bodily injury. Vehicle was removed from service pending receipt of replacement part.

- Brownsburg, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 162012


  • 6,989 miles
Upon starting after sitting, the brakes have a greatly increased pedal effort and a correspondingly greatly reduced braking effect. This combined with the relatively high idle for this model of engine, (V-6), at start up combines to creates a situation where the car is very difficult to stop when driving away from first start-up.

- Satellite Beach, FL, USA

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