NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 miles

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2003 Saab 9-3 brakes problems

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2003 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 262005

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Saab 93 linear. Approximately two weeks ago there was complete brake failure while trying to stop at a stop light on dry pavement. The vehicle was towed to a dealership, and they stated that there was nothing wrong with the brakes. This was the first total brake failure. But since the purchase of the vehicle, when the brake pedal was depressed there was vibration in the pedal while in reverse and while trying to stop. This has been a consistent problem with the vehicle since the day of purchase of the vehicle. This problem did not occur every time the contact drove the vehicle. The dealership could not duplicate the problem. They said that there was nothing wrong with the brakes. The manufacturer stated there was nothing they could do because the service dealer said that there was nothing wrong with the brakes.

- Wyckoff, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 292005

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
When accelerating from 55 to 65 mph in the passing lane with the cruise control engaged the vehicle continued to accelerate up to 90 mph. Consumer applied the brakes hard to reduce the speed down to 70 mph, but the vehicle continued to accelerates up to 95 mph. Consumer reapplied the brakes and got the vehicle down to 10 mph when he shifted the vehicle into neutral and turned the vehicle off. A fire has temporary develop in both front wheels and extinguish itself within 5 minutes. Consumer got back into the vehicle and drove the vehicle to the dealer. The cause of the problem has not been determined. Dealer is replaced the complete braking system and the cruise control deactivation switch.

- Salem, OH, USA

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