NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


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2001 Saab 9-3 fuel system problems

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2001 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 042005

9-3 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2001 Saab 93. The consumer states gas started coming out where the fuel line was. This started last night, on October 4, 2005. The vehicle was taken to a garage, and they stated it was the fuel clip. The mechanic told the consumer there was a recall 04V557000 on this problem. The consumer called Saab, and they told him this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. The vehicle has not yet been fixed.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 112004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My Saab 9-3 convertible began pouring fuel at an alarming rate (more than 1/2 a tank poured out from the bottom-rear). No accident, bump, or road debris was involved. When the car was shut off, the fuel spill stopped. This is clearly a fire-hazard. At the rate it was flowing out, a lit cigarette in the road, a spark from road debris, or other flame source would have lit the car up like an explosive torch. I was also informed by Saab roadside assistance that the fire department would need to certify the car was ok to tow - and was also told by the weary firefighters that because the leak was not active (the car was turned off) they would not provide certification - which was readily accepted by the roadside assistance leading me to believe they have heard this story before. My service team was familiar with the problem - even predicting it has something to do with a clip near the fuel line & tank that, when it breaks, leads to a flood of gasoline. I await their formal diagnosis. If the service dealers know about this problem - and the apparent scope of it - it seems deploying a plan to correct it would be the reasonable, and safe, thing for Saab to do. It would be a tragedy to loose a person to this known defect.

- Troy, MI, USA

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