2003 Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Saab 9-3

2003 Saab 9-3 Problems

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.

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.

Inability to Maintain or Control AC or Heating Temperature

The shaft for the air blend door can fail creating the inability to adjust the AC or heating temperature. The AC or Heat will not maintain the proper temperature.

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2003 Saab 9-3 Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 07V087000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.
Unexpected Loss of Power Brake Assist

The engine check valve for the brake booster may fail from exposure to elevated temperatures. This could result in sudden loss of power brake assist. The increased braking effort could result in a crash. Dealers will install a redesigned check valve to correct this concern. The General Motors Recall number is 05057.

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