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Air Bag Not Deploy Problems of SAAB 9-3



SAAB 9-3 owners have reported 11 problems related to air bag not deploy (under the air bag category).

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2006 SAAB 9-3 1
Failure Date: 10/12/2013

Vehicle left roadway at 35mph and struck a tree. Airbag failed to deploy, driver suffered facial and teeth damage.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2001 SAAB 9-3 2
Failure Date: 10/09/2010

Tl * the contact owned a 2001 SAAB 9-3. The contact was involved in a crash and the air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact was injured and a police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified. The speed was unknown. The failure mileage was 98,000.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2004 SAAB 9-3 3
Failure Date: 04/14/2009

The contact owns a 2004 SAAB 9-3 convertible. The contact was involved in a crash with another vehicle while driving 30 mph; however, his air bags failed to deploy. There were no serious injuries, but the driver and his spouse complained of aches and pains. A police report was filed. The manufacturer has not been notified. The dealer was informed of the air bag failure. The current and failure mileages were approximately 42,000. Updated 5/27/09.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2007 SAAB 9-3 4
Failure Date: 12/20/2008

My wife and I were involved in a motor vehicle accident in our 2007 SAAB 9-3 2. 0 t convertible. We were heading eastbound on sr610 in stafford, va and the other vehicle was heading westbound. The other driver made an illegal left turn in front of us failing to yield the right of way and we struck his car in the ride side (t-bone). His car was totaled and we had significant front end damage and our airbags did not deploy. Both my wife and I are still recovering from our injuries and under current medical care. I contacted my SAAB dealership and they suggested I contact gm/SAAB to investigate the accident to determine if the airbags should have deployed. Gm/SAAB sent an inspector and I was told I would be provided a report regarding their findings. The inspector completed the investigation and I was contacted by gm/SAAB. I was provided contradictory information by the gm/SAAB representative and their supervisor. When I requested a copy of the reports and photographs on three occasions, I was denied. They stated the car was safe to drive and it responded in the accident the way and manner in which it was designed and manufactured. I stated to them if that is in fact true, gm/SAAB should have no problem providing me a copy of the reports, photographs, and a letter attesting to the fact if was safe drive; however, they repeatedly denied my request. In the next week, I will be getting back my damaged, but repaired SAAB and have no idea if it is safe to drive let a lone sell if I choose not to keep it. I am very concerned over gm/saabs lack of cooperation and failure to provide necessary information as to the roadworthiness of my vehicle. Their failure to cooperate on this endeavor leads me to believe they care covering something up and are concerned of potential litigation. My position is that I want to ensure the car is safe to drive and if not, was there a failure on gm/saabs part and what are they willing to do to correct the matter at hand.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2007 SAAB 9-3 5
Failure Date: 12/08/2008

Air bag failure 2007 SAAB aero convertible I was in a 4 car pile up in which I hit the car in front of me at approximately 25 mph. Air bag sensors were hit but airbag failed to deploy. I was seatbelted but did hit the steering wheel face first and was taken to the hospital by ambulance from the scene. I did suffer a concussion and facial bruising and a full set of cuts in my mouth.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2001 SAAB 9-3 6
Failure Date: 06/17/2008

Was hit from behind at approximately 60mph. I was knocked unconscious. Vehicle continued on at hit head first into concrete wall in excess of 40 mph. Air bag did not deploy. I was taken to hospital and suffered broken collarbone.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2005 SAAB 9-3 7
Failure Date: 12/05/2006

: the contact stated while driving 30 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle impacted a semi truck and the air bags did not deploy. There were no warning lights illuminated prior to the incident however, after the crash, a warning message illuminated indicating an air bag malfunction. The fire department was at scene of the accident but there were no injuries sustained. The police was also present and a police report was taken. The vehicle remained inoperable and neither the dealership nor the manufacturer had been contacted yet.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2004 SAAB 9-3 8
Failure Date: 09/30/2004

Complaint received via e-mail. " I had an accident with my car. The air bag on the driver's side did not deploy yet the passenger side did. It was a total front collision in which I hit a Ford econoline van in the rear end and was driving at the speed of approx 50 kph. No one was in the passenger seat and the air bag deployed. I was driving and belted yet my air bag did not deploy. I hit the steering wheel. All the mechanics that saw the car and heard of the accident could not believe that the driver's air bag did not to off. There was over $17,000 in damage to the car and I was taken to the hospital. A gm engineer came out and checked out the black box on the my car, it was also faulty and was unable to communicate with his computer. " please send copy of the pictures you e-mailed back with your complaint form.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2003 SAAB 9-3 9
Failure Date: 07/31/2003

Airbags did not deploy in a 30-35mph frontal collision with an oncoming vehicle. Seatbelt restraint injured both passengers, but none of the airbags deployed.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 1999 SAAB 9-3 10
Failure Date: 03/25/2000

On two occassions, it was necessary to bring the SAAB to a quick stop on the freeway. On 3/25/00, I needed to make an emergency stop, going 65 mph and the car seemed to almost slide, not gripping the road. I have been driving for 25 years, and had to make emergency stops in the past, and have never had this experience. I believe the SAAB 9-3's should be checked for ability to stop in an emergency. Also, my airbags did not deploy in the accident.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 1999 SAAB 9-3 11

Consumer hit a terrain on passenger's side, but passenger's side airbag did not deploy which could have caused injuries.


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