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NHTSA — Structure: Frame And Members Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2003 Saab 9-5 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Saab 9-5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 272005


  • miles


Some or all Saab 9-5's were manufactured with defective rear axle subframes. These subframes fatigue and deform resulting in tire failures, unsafe handling, premature tire wear, and/or other potentially fatal problems. I experienced a blowout at highway speed, premature tire wear, excessive tire noise, and unsettled vehicle dynamics for over 6 months while Saab fought not to fix this problem. Online bulletin boards such as indicate that numerous other owners of 9-5 sedans and wagons, my 1999-present have experienced similar problems, almost always related to using the vehicle at or near its gross vehicle weight rating, which I believe to be significantly overstated by Saab. The 9-5's suspension cannot withstand a fully or near fully loaded vehicle for any significant length of time and/or mileage.

- Long Beach, NY, USA

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