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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,000 miles

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2002 Saab 9-5 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Saab 9-5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 272010

9-5 6-cyl

  • 128,000 miles


Had a head-on accident, traveling approximately 55mph, car pulled out going across intersection, hit head-on. Slammed on brakes noticing she was going, and slammed into her car, her car turned around 180 degs. My airbags did not deploy, nor did the seat belt lock up, which allowed me to go forward in the accident.

- Phoenix , AZ, USA

problem #1

May 202008


  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Saab 9-5. the contact stated that he has not experienced any failures at this time with the air bags; however, he feels that they will not deploy during a crash. He also believes that they may deploy without warning at any time. The air bags are running through a central ribbon cable and nothing else connected to that cable is functioning properly. The central warning light is illuminated, which could also cause the air bags to malfunction. The vehicle was purchased two weeks ago and the central warning light was also illuminated at that time. The dealer did not determine what caused the light to illuminate. The current mileage was 117,000.

- Naples, FL, USA

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