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NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,168 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.

2006 Saab 9-7X brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Saab 9-7X Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 112009


  • 20,000 miles


Hid headlights flicker and then turn off. No rhyme or reason; cold weather and hot weather. Headlights will eventually flicker and turn off. I can manually flip the headlights switch off and then on again and they will come back on. Once they come back on, they can stay on for another few seconds or minutes, but they will eventually flicker and turn off again. Most times it's just one headlight at a time because I don't give it enough time before turning it back on before the second one goes out. Both have gone out before at the same time. In my 12 mile route to work in the morning, I may have to turn my headlights on again about 25 times at its worst. Sometimes they will stay on and sometimes it won't even flicker at all. No rhyme or reason. It's dangerous for the obvious reason but also people think you are flashing your lights at them. Can cause road rage in people'so what's worse" driving dangerously with no headlights or someone getting angry B/C you keep flashing your headlights at them" dangerous no matter how you look at it. Also police may think you are trying to warn people about them by flashing my headlights! as far as I can tell right now, it's just the low beam hids, not the high beams and not the yellow daytime running lights. Voltage has been tested and they say it's fine at 14 volts for both headlights even though they were flickering/turned off while being tested. Shop wants me to replace hid headlights altogether which is over $300 not including labor. Has been happening intermittently since I bought the car used in 2009. Is getting worse as mileage goes up it seems. 87,000 miles as of 12/23/2015. Purchased the car in Feb.2009 with 20,000 miles. Lights will flicker in idle or while driving at any speed. Also loud buzzing from back speakers at times and stabilitrak light comes on and then will go off randomly.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #3

Mar 252014

9-7X 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
In March 2014, while operating the vehicle, the warning bell sounded, and an engine light (with down arrow) illuminated. The driver information center displayed "stabilitrak off", and the car immediately slowed from 45mph to 15mph. The speed of the vehicle would not pass 25mph, and there wasn't even enough power to climb a small hill. After deploying the hazard indicator, and pulling over, the engine was shut off. Upon waiting 2-3 minutes and restarting the engine, the problem did not recur. Since then, the problem has recurred at least 3 dozen times, and it is becoming more frequent. This fault can easily have catastrophic results.

- Monroe, CT, USA

problem #2

Apr 272014

9-7X 8-cyl

  • 68,672 miles
While driving home our headlights flickered and turned off. I was able to pull over and restart the vehicle and the headlights came back on. Once driving again, they flickered and the passenger side headlight went out. I was able to drive the vehicle home with the one light (luckily). When I went to replace the headlight, it was back on again. I checked all connections and was unable to find the cause. A couple of weeks later the stabila-trac system light and air bag light came on and went off (5 min period). A couple of days later the steering locked up and would jump, we brought it to the Saab dealer and they had to replace the AWD actuator needed to be replaced ($788). We replaced it and the steering and AWD system appeared to work fine. Two days later the airbag light and stabila-trac system light came on again and went off. Dealer was unable to pull up the codes (not logging codes?). a month later while driving, the windshield wipers would come on and turn off on their own and when their on the washer sprayers for the headlights and windshield turn on their own. This vehicle has major safety issues due to electrical issues and should be investigated. This vehicle has become unsafe and untrustworthiness.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 032011


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saab 9-7X. While driving approximately 45-50 mph, the contact stated that the check engine light, engine down arrow light and stability track light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle suddenly slowed down. The contact was only able to drive 25-30 mph. The vehicle was diagnosed at an auto parts store. The code indicated that the throttle body was the cause of the failure. The failure was intermittent at first but progressed and was constant. The part for repair was backordered. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 68,500.

- Auroa, IL, USA

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