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NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,728 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Saab 9-7X Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 012016


  • 55,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Saab 9-7X. While driving, the fuel gauge failed to display the proper fuel level and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel level sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Coram, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 252014

9-7X 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
After fueling up my tank my gas light stayed on along with my engine light. I took it to a local auto parts store to get it scanned and it ended up being my fuel sensor. The needle floats between full and empty as I drive down the road. I have a family of 8 and 5 of us able to drive. I would like my vehicle to work properly so one of my family members do not become stranded because of this well know faulty fuel sensor. (which seems to be a manufacturing flaw) I work with others that had the same issue but with related vehicles all with the gmt360 platform and had their sensors replaced which General Motors covered but I am wondering why the '06 Saab 97X does not have a recall.

- Waupun, WI, USA

problem #4

Feb 212014


  • 60,109 miles
I stopped to get gas today and filled my tank all the way up. Upon re-starting the vehicle that fuel gauge said it was completely empty. I drove a few miles and the check engine light came on. After 40 miles or so, the fuel gauge went back to full but the check engine light stayed on. Then for the next 10-15 miles the fuel gauge jumped back and forth from empty to full. The check engine light never went off. I am worried it is going to shut down on my on the highway like some other people have said! this scares me... and it only just turned over 60K miles today! GM please step in and fix this problem before people start dying... seriously! this is dangerous and I am nervous to drive my Saab now.

- Comstock Park, MI, USA

problem #3

May 022013


  • 96,259 miles


Fuel gauge registers improperly and swings from full to empty. Low fuel warning even when full

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #2

Jun 252013


  • miles
My vehicle has a very strong gas odor inside and outside. You can walk by the rear of vehicle and smell gas. The gas odor is really strong when I put gas in SUV.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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problem #1

Oct 012010

9-7X 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Have 2006 Saab 97X....fuel gauge gives false reading causing one to run out of gas......fuel gauge will go from full to empty to a third full to out of gas back to full....very frustrating. Dealer said there was no recall so would cost out of pocket around 500 dollars to fix....not right!!!!!!!!!!!or safe!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Peoria, IL, USA

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