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NHTSA — Seats: Front Assembly: Seat Heater/Cooler Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles

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1996 Saab 9000 accessories - interior problems

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1996 Saab 9000 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012001

9000 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


The automatic transmission was replaced three times. The first transmission was replaced due to a worn out oil pump(the fluid was burned), and there was a whining noise. The second incident happened while the consumer was driving and the transmission did not shift properly (had to drive back manually/the mechanic found an internal problem), the vehicle stayed in fourth gear, and had to be replaced with a rebuilt transmission. The rear brake pads had worn out.. the seat heater light was inoperative, the dealer replaced the seat heater switch, the exhaust system was replaced, the drive belt and pulleys were replaced. The mechanic stated something within the vehicle was built incorrectly to cause the transmission to fail. The motor for the rear windshield wipers had to be replaced, which caused the front windshield wipers not to work, and the hazard lights worked intermittently.

- East Windsor, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 182003

9000 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The dealer replaced the transmission four times in the past two years. The vehicle had to be driven manually and stayed in 4th gear. The mechanic found an internal transmission problem. The rear brake pads were worn, the transmission oil pump was worn out, the hazards did not work when the weather was hot, but worked with the A/C it did not work. The muffler was replaced, the drive belt and pulleys were replaced, the rear brake rotors were out of specification and the brake pads were worn, the seat heater light switch was replaced, the oil pump was worn out

- East Windsor, NJ, USA

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