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NHTSA — Other Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,750 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.

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2002 Saab 9-5 miscellaneous problems

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2002 Saab 9-5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 072003

9-5 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles


Car failed at 70 miles/hour on expressway. Just stopped. Cause was diagnosed as direct ignition cassette-web search shows this to be a common Saab problem. Was quite terrifying and dangerous to lose power on expressway-definite safety hazard.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 152003


  • Manual transmission
  • 8,500 miles
At highway speed the drivers side front blinker assembly broke free from the car body. The electrical wiring remained connected between the blinker assembly and vehicle. This caused a whipping action of blinker assembly.

- Medford, OR, USA

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