NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Power Assist: Hydraulic Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles

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2006 Saab 9-3 brakes problems

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2006 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 152007

9-3 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


Intermittent loss of brake power assist on cold start, giving very hard pedal. Recovers with several pumps of brake pedal, or several seconds of idle time. Began about mid-June, 2007, and was reported to dealer. Behavior is not consistent, and may vary with weather conditions. Barely avoided a low-speed accident in a parking deck first time it happened. Car taken to dealer specifically to identify / repair problem on 11-7-07. Dealer response has been positive, but unable to locate specific problem. Dealer found that other Saab 9-3 aero (V6) models exhibited similar characteristic, including brand new 08. Further pursuit with Saab got negative response, as dealer was unable to find the problem, and reported the car "normal" in that it behaved as other similar models on cold start. I then reported to a Saab owner website, and responses from others led to coverage of current NHTSA investigation PE08005.

- Morton, IL, USA

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