NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
69,449 miles

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2005 Saab 9-7X lights problems

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2005 Saab 9-7X Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 312016


  • miles


The headlights will go off while driving. I was driving out of my gym parking lot at 10pm. On a icy night. They will not turn back on. However the highbeams, fog lights side markers work. Very dangerous and safety is definitely at risk not only for myself but for my children. There is a recall for this on the 2006 model. Someone may have recieved the wrong information or disregarded the numerous complaints of this model as well. This requires attention asap.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #7

Jan 012017


  • miles
The headlights just went out without any warning. The highbeams, fog lights and side markers will go on. The headlightsl turned off without warning as I was thankfully just pulling out of my street. However it is a main St with alot of activity during certain times thankfully that was not one of them.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #6

Sep 052014


  • 99,593 miles
While driving at night the headlights were set on automatic mode when all of a sudden they went out and I tried to turn them to the regular on position and they did not come on, the high beams did not work either. This has happened on several occasions and from what I read on line I'm not the only one that has this issue. I believe the recall should include my 2005 model as well. Other electrical issues! (instrument panel-gages) most tacked out, also speedometer gage issues (gets stuck at one speed and when yu slow down it doesn't go back down but if you get back up to speed it will continue to climb ie: Showing a false speed of 95-mph but actually only going about 55-mph.

- Sabattus, ME, USA

problem #5

Jun 072015


  • 140,000 miles


As I was driving my low beam headlights will turn off. They will not reset or come back on. Fog lamps and high beams work fine. I have seen recalls for this issue in the 2006 model. But it seems as if the 2005 model has the same concern.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 022015


  • 100,000 miles
There's a recall on low beam headlamps shutting off while driving at night. I called Saab dealership because I was pulled over by state trooper bc lights shut off while I was driving and issued a warning. Dealership said there was a recall but no part available yet. I asked when there might be a part available and they said they've been waiting sense last June of 2014 and still no part available. This is a serious issue bc I drive home every night and no warning when lights will randomly shut off.

- Spring Branch, TX, USA

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problem #3

Jun 272014


  • 105,000 miles
Similar to NHTSA id number: 10667221 event, where the headlights blinked out. In my situation, I was able to turn them off, and then back on. This happened multiple times, but stopped for the winter. It ha returned. I can not go a mile without the lights going out.... I also looked at the net and discovered the recall for 2006, but not 2005..... I also agree this recall should include 2005 my.

- Ballston Spa, NY, USA

problem #2

May 072014


  • 68,000 miles
While driving at night the headlights were set on automatic mode when all of a sudden they went out and I tried to turn them to the regular on position and they did not come on either so I turn on the high beams to make it home that was pretty scary since the it has being doing it intermittent every time so I can't drive at night for the fear of getting pulled over or wrecking I don't know what else to do I did go on the internet and read where there is a recall about the Saab. 97X 2006-2008 I think the recall should be on the 2005 model also I would appreciate your help in this matter.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 072010


  • 43,000 miles
Headlight low beam (H11) wiring harness was melted Saab 9-7X 2005 4.2L.

- Everett, WA, USA

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