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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 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.

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2009 Saab 9-7X electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Saab 9-7X Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012015


  • miles


Driver side window at first is slow to go down and even more slowly to go up. But now the driver side power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. Currently I don't even use the power window because I'm worried that it may not even close or work at all. I found a recall but Saab customer service say it's only for 05-08 Saab 9-7. I believe base on the reports that I'm having the same issue as recall number: 14V404000.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 162015


  • 150,000 miles
My wife and I were on the drive thru line at wendys, it was raining out and I cracked the front passenger window for a litle air. A minute later we smelled something burning we werent sure where the smell was coming from until my passenger side window/lock/and heated seat switch started to emit smoke. Of course we were in a state of panic, we quickly exited the line and pulled over I didnt know what to do other than pull up the switch housing from the door panel. After doing so the smoke was evident and the wires and actual plastic housing caught fire. I was able to put the fire out. After inspecting the entire switch housing it was clear that the wires overheated and short circuited I would imagine due to the little bit of rain water that leaked into it. The manager of the wendys came out to check on us as he saw and heard our panic. I called GM/Saab this morning and the rep made me out to be a liar, she couldnt believe that a fire actually occured. I told her I have the switch housing and it is clear as day that the plastic didnt melt and the acual metal tip of the wire melt due to smoke or just a heat. I see that there is a recall on 2008 Saab 97X driver module but not my year or the passenger switch. The rep had me so upset I forgot to get her name and file a complaint so when im done on this post I am going to call back and have them look up my file and lodge a complaint. Also there is a recall for 2008 97X headlight module and of course my headlights just stopped working out of the blue, I replaced the bulbs from autozone to no avail that is how I found out about the second recall. Im upset because I have 3 kids in college and 1 in 10 grade and am not in a financial position to replace any of the defective factory parts especially after a fire in my vehicle. Now I am forced to not have functioning passenger window or lock or heated/memory seat.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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