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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,833 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #12

Nov 162016

9-3

  • 140,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Saab 9-3. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V063000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The air bag warning indicator was illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #11

Oct 032016

9-3

  • miles
It is public information that takata's airbags carry a very high risk since the inflator propellant degrades to the point of braking the steel housing and throwing it to the occupant causing severe injuries or death. In spite of all these facts, the manufacturer has not initiated a recall and does not provide answers after several calls to their customer office. My vehicle has a takata airbag according to NHTSA's database, the inflator must be replaced.

- Beverly Hills, MI, USA

problem #10

Sep 282016

9-3

  • 50,000 miles
Takata recall I have been aware of my vehicle's recall for greater than 6 months and my manufacturer has not yet presented a safe solution.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 012016

9-3

  • miles

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

Takata recall--it's been 5 months since I was notified of the recall, but I've received no further word. Saab's are no longer being manufactured and sold as new cars, and therefore I expect I'm at the bottom of the list. But I just put a great deal of maintenance into the car, it has 60,000 miles and I'm not in the market for a new car. However, I'm terrified to take a passenger or drive the car myself. When I want to know will my cincinnati or columbus, oh dealer have a new airbag to install.

- Oxford, OK, USA

problem #8

Aug 212016

9-3

  • 0 miles
Takata recall: GM announced this recall 6 months ago. Still no remedy and no communication. My children are about to start learning to drive - I don't want to risk their lives by allowing them to drive the Saab - I need a new airbag. Sorry if this is the wrong form - I followed the safer links.

- Palo Alto, CA, USA

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problem #7

Aug 212016

9-3

  • miles
Takata recall - it has been over six months since this recall was issued, and the parts are still not available to fix a potentially life threatening condition. It is difficult to drive a vehicle that may kill me if I am involved in an accident. When will the replacement air bags be available" why is the manufacturer not mandated to fix this problem within a reasonable amount of time" I personally think that six months is more than sufficient time to have this issue rectified.

- Strafford, NH, USA

problem #6

Feb 032016

9-3

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 sabb 9-3. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V063000 (air bags). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #5

Mar 142016

9-3

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Saab 9-3. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V063000 (air bags); 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 10/05/16

- Clinton, MA, USA

problem #4

Mar 252016

9-3

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Saab 9-3. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V063000 (air bags); 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Highland Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 102016

9-3

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Saab 9-3. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V063000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 282016

9-3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Saab 9-3. the contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15V338000 (air bags) exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The manufacturer stated that the part to perform the repair would not be available for over six months. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Huntington Woods, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 172016

9-3

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Saab 9-3. the contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V063000 (air bags); however, the part or remedy for the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Conway, AR, USA

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