NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,318 miles

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2007 Saab 9-7X lights problems

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2007 Saab 9-7X Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 092015


  • 120,226 miles


Low beams flash on and off while driving. They do this on smooth and bumpy roads, and while sitting at stop lights. Sometimes only one goes out. Some times it is the right one, and sometimes the left, but so far it has only been one at a time for any length of time. Turning the lights on and off makes them both come on for a short period. Then on goes out again.

- Mims, FL, USA

problem #6

Nov 202014


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saab 9-7X. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 12V406000 (electrical system, visibility) several months ago and stated that the part needed was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The contact stated that while traveling, the low beams failed to work. The dealer indicated that they would be able to repair the vehicle with a replacement part until the part for the recall repair was available. The contact was waiting for the appointment to remedy the failure and was unable to verify when the new part for the recall would be available. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. MA 10/22/2015

- Sterling Height , MI, USA

problem #5

Aug 232011

9-7X 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
We have headlights that randomly go out since we purchased this car. It was serviced twice for driver side front door module. I expressed concern both times about the lights. Received letter in Jan./15 for headlight modular recall - but no parts available at that time. Now notified that my car is not part of that recall. Well the lights still go out periodically and we have to drive with the fog lights on. Thank god no one has been injured.

- Moosup, CT, USA

problem #4

Mar 212015


  • 72,000 miles


As my daughter was driving in elon North Carolina, both headlights failed. She was able to get the high beams to work. She took the car the following day to a garage. They confirmed the lights worked intermittently. Meaning - they would turn off for no reason. We called Saab, at the 800 number to be told that we had xenon lamps so it was not a recall item. I explained the issue was identical to what had been reported on other models. The reply = GM had not told us we have to recall those yet. She gave me the name of a dealer 30 minutes away and told me we were responsible for the charges. Ok that is fine- but I have a hard time believing this is not related to the recall. Read the posts on the internet - it is all over it for the same issue. Something is wrong and someone is going to die because of it. My daughter was lucky. Please look into the lighting issues in all of the 9-7X. Thank you.

- Kennebunk, ME, USA

problem #3

Jan 082015


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saab 9-7X. While driving at 75 mph, the low beam headlights failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 12V406000 (electrical system, visibility) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Houghton Lake, MI, USA

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problem #2

Jul 052012

9-7X 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
Vehicle power windows, seats, seat heat stopped working. Windows have gone up/down uncontrolled when keys are not even in the vehicle which is very dangerous. GM says that this condition is a fire hazard and do not park in a garage, but are dragging their collective feet in fixing this problem!!!! this vehicle is unsafe to put my family into, I just want it fixed now!!!!!

- Hudson, WI, USA

problem #1

Nov 012007


  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saab 9-7X. The vehicle experienced numerous recurring failures. The vehicle was been taken to an authorized dealer to have the following failures repaired: License plate trimming, fuel sending unit, water pump, stabilitrak sensor, steering sensor, brake lights, front struts, front mounts, front bearings, upper control arms, serpentine belt, cup holder, manufacturer emblem, and the throttle positioning sensor. He also mentioned that his passenger side door speaker does not work during rainy weather conditions. The transmission also jerks into second gear during cold weather. The failure mileage was 6,000. The current mileage was 41,000.

- Gilfred, CT, USA

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