NHTSA — Fuel System, Other: Delivery: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,250 miles

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2002 Saab 9-5 fuel system problems

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2002 Saab 9-5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012007

9-5 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,500 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Saab 9-5 arc. While driving 20 mph, the engine misfired and the contact noticed a burning smell. Approximately ten minutes after she parked the vehicle, there were flames coming from the rear of the vehicle near the fuel tank. The flames engulfed the vehicle and caused damaged to the trees and driveway. The fire destroyed the vehicle. As of December 5, 2007, the insurance company or manufacturer had not inspected the vehicle. The contact stated that recall #07V087000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) was performed two weeks prior to the failure. The contact felt that the recalled part caused the failure. The current and failure mileages were 66,500.

- Ashland, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 072007

9-5 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Saab 9-5. the contact received a recall notice in reference to the fuel pump retaining tabs, which may result in fuel leakage and a fire. He stated that the notice suggested having the repair done at an authorized dealer six miles away, while his auto mechanic shop is right down the street. The dealer will not provide him with a loaner vehicle. He notified the manufacturer about having to take his vehicle to an authorized dealer. The VIN, engine size, and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage is 85,000.

- Portland, OR, USA

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