NHTSA — Visibility/Wiper Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,120 miles

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2006 Saab 9-3 accessories - exterior problems

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2006 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 172013

9-3 4-cyl

  • 106,120 miles


Windshield wiper transmission broke at 60mph on a two lane road while passing a semi during heavy rainfall. Complete loss of windshield wipers occurred, loosing all visibility which became very dangerous given the vehicle position, speed and other traffic. I own and operate a Saab repair shop and this is a very common failure on all 2003-2011 Saab 9-3 models where the plastic linkage pops off drive motor causing complete or partial loss of wipers. Have repaired 13 of these 9-3S in shop over five years. Please look into this serious issue. I myself had never been put into this position before but will now be suggesting replacement of this assembly to all my 9-3 clients. Saab part number 12755304 is current repair unit from Saab parts na. Please see this ebay seller selling new linkage repair kits to show a small extent of failures. www.ebay.com/itm/new-wiper-linkage-kit-for-your-Saab-9-3-lifetime-warranty-/190701796906?pt=motors_car_truck_parts_accessories&fits=make%3asaab%7cmodel%3A9-3&hash=item2C66B67E2A&vxp=mtr.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

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