2002 Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Saab 9-3

2002 Saab 9-3 Problems

AC Compressor Fails to Engage or Disengage

The thermo contact in the AC compressor can fail, which means the compressor may fail to engage or disengage.

Engine Coolant Loss and no Leak Noted

2.0L engines may become low on engine coolant with no cause found for the coolant loss. Our technicians tell us than in some cases the engine block may require replacement due to porosity.

The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and/or Traction Control Light May Illuminate

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) and/or traction control light may illuminate. This can be caused by corrosion in the (ABS) wire harness connector at the right front wheel speed sensor due to water intrusion.  Corroded connectors should be cleaned or replaced as necessary to correct this concern.

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2002 Saab 9-3 Questions

Why does the batty die. I have replaced the battery and after putting in the car starts and if left in the car overnight in the morning the battery is dead. What is causing this problem? (1 answer)

I have bought 3 new batteries since I purchased the car 1 month ago.

How many ignition coils in this car. (1 answer)

Misfire code P1213 showing.

Runs for 10 minutes dies. wont restart for 20 minutes..!? (1 answer)

have tried several different direct ignition modules. problem still exists. Replaced crank position sensor, and coolant temp sensor. any ideas???

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2002 Saab 9-3 Recalls

Recall 07V087000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.
Recall 05V399000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH B205/B235 4-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES AND B308 6-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE OVERHEATING AND BURNOUT OF THE ISOLATED GATED BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) WITHIN THE IGNITION DISCHARGE MODULE (IDM) DUE TO INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ELECTRICAL LOADS.
Recall 04V557000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.

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