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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Saab 9-5 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Saab 9-5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 182012


  • 50,000 miles


While traveling on freeway, ignition suddenly shut off and car lost all power. Had to steer to the side of the road without power and then restart car to continue.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 062011


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Saab 9-5. the contact stated that when he would removed the key out of the ignition, the vehicle would not turn off. The dealer was contacted and the technician diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. In addition, the air bag warning lamp illuminated sporadically. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnosed the failure for the air bag warning lamp. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired for the ignition switch. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 52,000.

- Ferndale, MI, USA

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