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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,500 miles

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2005 Saab 9-5 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Saab 9-5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 142012

9-5 4-cyl

  • 101,000 miles

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

I was involved with in an accident on Friday December 14th, 2012. I was returning to work on my lunch break and a lady ran a red light, pulling out infront of me, and I ended up T-boning her going roughly 45mph. I was extremely disappointed that no air bags were deployed in such a severe head on collision. The car has been seen by the insurance company and they decided to total the vehicle. In such a violent accident I would expect the air bags to be deployed, especially when the accident was a front on collision that totaled my Saab. I was taken to the er because I hit my head on the a frame and had major back and neck pain. This problem about the air bags not going off needs to be known, and I am very disappointed that this vehicle did not meet the basic standards for safety in a head on collision.

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 302010

9-5

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 9-5 Saab. The contact stated that while making a turn she crashed into a parked vehicle. The air bags did deploy after the crash occurred and the driver received injuries to her face and mouth. A police report was filed. She was not transported to the hospital. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who advised her that the way the she crashed into the vehicle, the air bags would not deploy. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 46,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 07/18/11 updated 3/6/12

- Billings, MT, USA

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