2002 Saab 9-3 Engine And Engine Cooling Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2002 Saab 9-3 Engine And Engine Cooling Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID476995
 Internal NHTSA #10070014
 ManufacurerSAAB CARS USA, INC.
 BrandSAAB
 Model9-3
 Model Year2002
 File date15/02/03
 ComponentENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemThe blower on the air conditioner was not working. In addition i went in twice to have them look at the heating unit or climate control. The third time they replaced it, but it still turns off and sets to zero. Now the heat will come on whereas it didn't before. I recently (last week feb. 16) down shifted in traffic because there was an accident ahead. I down shifted for five to four to three and the car turned off and i drifted to the side. I had the car towed to the dealer and they looked at it later the following week. I had to call the sales department to get someone from service to call me (my salesman has since quit). When the call was returned, the manager of sales todd aluded to the fact that this repair would not be covered under warranty. He said that the problem was diagnosed as non-mechanical (implying it was driver error or neglance) and saab usa would not hold to the warranty. The car was purchased on april 12, 2002 and has less that 25k miles; i have driven for over 23 years and had several manual cars and had always been able to downshift to slow the car in any situation. I believe i have a lemon. There are other issues with the car such as the tcs and braking system in rain and snow, yet the dealership tells me the noise and locking that is felt under my feet is normal.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure24000
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueCONSUMER ACTION GROUP
 City and StateMANCHESTER, CT
VIN pattern YS3DF55K622XXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?
 Was incedent reported to police?
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase19/08/22
Was original owner?
Anti-lock brakes
Cruise control
Number of cylinders
Drive train type
Transmission typeMAN
 Vehicle speed
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 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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