2008 Saab 9-3 engine NHTSA complaints: Vehicle Speed Control

NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 1
Average Mileage:
35,133 miles

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2008 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 152014


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Saab 9-3. while driving at various speeds, the vehicle failed to accelerate without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the intake valve needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Twinsburg, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 042013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Saab 9-3. the contact stated that while driving at 60-70 mph, the cruise control activated independently. The contact mentioned that the brake pedal was applied to deactivate the cruise control. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Airmont , NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 312010


  • 25,400 miles
At 65 mph, the gear shift knob, shift cover and assembly separated from the car - the base-metal stick shift was all that remained, and thus the safety latch that prevents car from being shifted into reverse, instead of a forward moving gear, normally attached to the exterior, was now missing. Alas, safely shifting into any of its 6 gears, was not an option... it's odd, but per its original manufacturing specs, the entire transmission system in the 9-3, has zero locking mechanism to keep the knob and cosmetic housing from separating. Numerous other reports have been reported to dealerships and across the internet. GM still covers 9-3, 2008, under its warranty policies.

- Vail, CO, USA

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