NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,970 miles

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2004 Saab 9-3 fuel system problems

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2004 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012010


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Saab 9-3. while driving approximately 45 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle; however, the failure occurred intermittently. The fuel gauge on the instrument panel was also functioning erratically while driving. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #4

Mar 012011

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Saab 9-3 convertible. Consumer states issues with fuel tank and sensor the consumer stated the engine light illuminated as well as the greenbox malfunction light due to the vehicle not having the latest software. So, the dealer had to perform the sps of the transmission control module to update to the newest software. The consumer was informed that because he ran the vehicle on low fuel, it shorted out the fuel sensor. The consumer also stated when he first purchased the vehicle, the engine light illuminated due to a faulty fuel pump.

- Medfield, MA, USA

problem #3

Mar 072011

9-3 4-cyl

  • 64,850 miles
The gas gauge fluctuates from filled to empty, randomly, even though the tank is full every time the tank is filled.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 202008

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Fuel gauge is normal. I fill the car up completely and then the fuel gauge light comes on and the needle drops to empty. This happens randomly even when the car is filled with fuel.

- Wayne, PW, USA

problem #1

Oct 192006

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Everytime I fill the gas tank to full and I start driving (esp. On a highway), the fuel gauge drops to empty--even though it is full. The, I have to stop the car and turn it on several times before the fuel gauge goes back up to full again.

- Washington, DC, USA

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