2003 Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance
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2003 Saab 9-3 ProblemsCheck Engine Light due to Oxygen Sensor Failure
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.
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.
2003 Saab 9-3 QuestionsWhere do I reset the engine management system software? (1 answer)
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2003 Saab 9-3 RecallsDriver'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.
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.