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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems

3.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,412 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.

2009 Saab 9-7X lights problems

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2009 Saab 9-7X Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 012014

9-7X

  • 100 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 Saab 9-7X. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the low and high beam head lamps failed to illuminate. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100.

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #9

Jan 082016

9-7X

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Saab 9-7X. Without warning, the low beam headlamps randomly failed. The contact had to apply the high beams each time the failure occurred. The vehicle was inspected by a mechanic who mentioned that the contact needed to check with the manufacturer concerning NHTSA campaign number: 02V322000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall and would need to be diagnosed. The failure mileage was not available.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #8

Nov 072015

9-7X

  • 96,000 miles
Low beam headlights stopped working while vehicle was traveling 70 mph on a highway. Started working again after switching to high beam and then back to low beam

- Commerce, MI, USA

problem #7

Nov 302015

9-7X

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My low beam head light on my Saab 9-7X turns off when driving 30min. The issue is intermittent sometimes I would drive it for 1hr or longer then it turns off. But lately headlamps that do not illuminate after 30 min of driving. I've replaced the low beam head light and issue still exist. I have an identical issue but called Saab customer service but recall 14V755000 is only for 05-08.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #6

Jan 012013

9-7X

  • 80,000 miles
At first my head lights were cutting off at various times for various amounts of time, this happened for more than a year and I would have to turn on my bright lights while driving at night, wait for the head light to kick back in and turn off the bright lights. For the last 5 months I have had no head lights at all. I have bright lights, the orange running lights, indicator lights and fog lights. I have replaced the head light bulbs and they worked for 2 minutes and stopped working again.

- North Port, FL, USA

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problem #5

Aug 222015

9-7X

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Saab 9-7X. While driving at various speeds, the low beam head lamps failed to illuminate. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- Maynardville , TN, USA

problem #4

Aug 142015

9-7X

  • 86,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Low beams went off while driving on auto will not come back on even when changed to manuel on this has happened in different types of weather, rainy, dry, night, day. It is a hazzard you have no idea when it will happen. It happened just this past weekend in a downpour at afternoon traffic hour. Quite stressfull ! we have read of this problem and would like to know if anything can be done. I did read an earlier complaint of this same problem.

- Marengo, OH, USA

problem #3

Mar 012014

9-7X

  • 55,000 miles
Low beam headlamps and daytime running lamps intermittently fail to illuminate, both in auto as well as manual mode. Lights fail to illuminate on start-up as well as shut off unexpectedly while driving. This is the same issue stated in the recall for 2006-2008 Saab 9-7X, but inexplicably the 2009 model is not covered under this recall. This vehicle malfunction is hazardous and poses a threat to the safety of others on the road. The driver's view of the road is completely and unexpectedly impaired when the lights shut off while in motion as well as lowered visibility of the vehicle to others on the road.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

May 282014

9-7X

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Saab 9-7X. While driving approximately 40 mph, the front headlights became inoperable without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting). The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Sterling Heights , MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 122009

9-7X 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Saab 9-7X. The contact stated that right headlight was brighter than the left one, when the headlights were on, the right headlight would point downward, making it difficult for other drivers to see the vehicle and for the contact to see oncoming vehicles. Furthermore, when the high beams were illuminated, the light would move too far up in the air making it hard for the contact to see. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who attempted to adjust the light and change the light bulbs but the failure was not corrected. The dealer also referenced other models from the same year but did not find similar failures. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 15. The current mileage was approximately 5,500. Updated 05/19/10 updated 09/30/10

- Powell, TN, USA

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