NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,459 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

brakes problem

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2007 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 202001

9-3 6-cyl

  • 64,440 miles


The car failed to brake right after starting it up. The car was started, the brake was engaged, the gear select lever was moved to the drive position, after moving forward out of the parking space the car did not want to stop. We almost ran into the car in front of us.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #6

Dec 102009


  • 30,000 miles
2007 Saab aero convertible - brake loss. Upon startup car intermittently loses its braking function. It actually first happened to the Saab tech. They order new vacuum hoses and replaced them. That did not correct the problem. They have since resurfaced the rotors and flushed the brake system ¿ still having the problem. The dealer is now going to replace the master cylinder. Brake failure has been a low speeds and upon start up but almost hit the wall of my office building and almost hit when car was unable to stop while leaving parking lot. With all of the complaints on this board, I don¿T understand why no recall has been issued.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #5

Oct 012009


  • 25,000 miles
Sudden loss of braking power immediately after I start the car. At low speed, I had to engage the emergency brake and transmission to stop the car. Brake pedal was depressed to the floor.

- Barrington, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jul 042009

9-3 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles


2007-Saab 9-3 aero V-6 engine. On 7-4-09 and 7-6-09 started car and backed out of garage and had no brakes. Used E-brake to prevent car from going into street. Brakes seemed to work fine after that. However, based on past complaints that I have seen on this web site I feel that it is time to address this issue before someone gets injured.

- Peterborough, NH, USA

problem #3

Feb 232009


  • 25,380 miles
My brakes fail to work after starting my car but on Feb 23rd. I was accelerating on the highway and my car continued to accelerate after I took my foot off the gas. I tried to brake and the pedal was extremely hard to press on. The car was able to slow down a bit but once I took foot off brake pedal the car would speed up again. I took my car in for service on the 24th of Feb. And was told that they could not duplicate the problem and maybe my floor mat caused the problem. My car continues to have trouble braking.

- Canfield, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 012008


  • miles
I have a Saab 93 aero and the brakes do not work shortly after starting the car.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 292007

9-3 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,395 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saab aero. The brakes failed while driving 5 mph in reverse on a hill. The contact was only able to stop the vehicle after placing the vehicle in park. The weather conditions were normal. No warning lights appeared on the dash board. This was the first occurrence of this type of failure. The current mileage was 10,395 and the failure mileage was 10395.

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

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