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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,800 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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2003 Saab 9-5 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Saab 9-5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012006

9-5 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,800 miles


2003 Saab 9-5 aero transmission leaking directly through pores in metal casing (not seam or gasket) at less than 51000 miles (less than 1000 miles over warranty) requiring full transmission replacement. Saab usa offers to pay one third ($1700) of $5100 estimated cost. Although car had been in a wreck when it was about a year old, this could not be related. All recommended maintenance was performed by the dealer at or before the prescribed mileage was reached.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

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