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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,250 miles

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2008 Saab 9-7X lights problems

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2008 Saab 9-7X Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 172015


  • 153,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Saab 9-7X. The contact stated that the headlamps independently failed. In addition, when the fog lights were activated any other electrical system was in use, the vehicle would shut down. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it could not be diagnosed; however, the mechanic stated that the bulb needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred more than ten times. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The failure mileage was approximately 153,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 052015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Saab 9-7X. While driving at various speeds, the driver side headlights failed to illuminate. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 092015


  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Saab 9-7X. After starting the vehicle, the headlights failed to function when activated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where the lamp control relay fuse was replaced on two separate occasions. In addition, there was damage to the fuse box and the head lamp driver module melted. There were no flames present. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the vehicle had not been serviced due to the remedy being under development. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

- Glendale, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 052015

9-7X 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
Mar 5, 2015 - backing up in driveway early morning, low beam headlights went out. Tried high beams, they didn't work either. Running lights and fog lights are on, just no low/high beams. Cannot leave for work in morning until it gets light, cannot stay out in evening because car has no lights. Local dealers say Saab 2008 9-7X not in recall, but NHTSA site says otherwise, and Saab cust service confirms. Cannot get local dealer to fix unless I pay first, and no fix guaranteed due to Saab not having resolved issue yet. I should not have to fix this car if it's manufacturers poor design.

- Richfield, OH, USA

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