2004 Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Saab 9-3

2004 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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2004 Saab 9-3 Questions

Must replace a blower motor and control unit. Are there any specific tests, too? (1 answer)

I want to make sure we do it right. It was caused by water leakage past cabin filter seal. Saw a voltage test and cleaning of contacts on video.

What does bad vs good look like (1 answer)

What does a bad cv joint look like

Why does it click on left side when turning (1 answer)

It's clicking on passenger side when turning

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2004 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.

Driver's Front Seat Belt Retractor May Break

The seat belt retractor for the driver's front seat may break, resulting in the belt not retracting properly and securing the occupant. Dealers will replace the driver's front seat belt retractor free of charge to resolve the problem.

Recall 10V043000
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 SAAB 9-3 SEDANS. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH FRONT SEAT BELT RETRACTORS THAT, OVER TIME, COULD FAIL TO RETRACT.

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2004 Saab 9-3 Reviews

I am a SAAB lover there's not much I don't love about the CAR!!!

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