definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,000 miles

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problem #2

Aug 132006

9-3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,000 miles
On August 13, 2006, my wife was driving our 2002 Saab 9-3 convertible when the engine caught fire. She was able to get out of the car safely, but the car was destroyed. Investigations by international motors (falls church, va) after the event showed that the transmission had disintegrated and transmission fluid has sprayed throughout the engine compartment causing the fire.

- Great Falls, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 042002


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
This is the second Saab, 1993 with a manual transmission that will require replacing that I have owned.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA