NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,413 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Saab 9-3 brakes problems

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2007 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 292015


  • 120,000 miles


This has occurred on multi occasions. Usually in cold weather the car usually while braking will report a complete failure of the brake, anti-lock brakes, and stability control. Speedometer quits working, and message appears to come to a complete stop. Once you stop and turn off the car, and then restart all messages disappear and car returns to normal operation. The system may lead to an accident. This is the five incident over the last two years.

- Freeville, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 012012

9-3 6-cyl

  • 50,700 miles
On numerous occasions, after starting the vehicle and selecting reverse or drive, as the car started to move the brake pedal becomes extremely hard, almost impossible, to depress and there was little to no brake effectiveness at all. The car would not stop until selecting neutral and using the emergency brake. After the car was able to idle for 15-30 seconds, the brake pedal returns to normal and functions properly again. This most often occurs if the car has sat off for more than a few hours.

- Delaware, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 242013

9-3 6-cyl

  • 49,538 miles
I own several Saab 9-3S and on numerous occasions this vehicle, as well as another, both with the 6 cylinder, experience instances in which the brake pedal is extremely difficult to depress resulting in problems slowing or stopping the vehicle. The condition occurs primarily when the engine is cold or after you have accelerated and then are required to stop such as in high traffic congestion.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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