2004 Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Saab 9-3
- Power Windows Will Open After Reaching Top Position
- Knocking Noise While Turning and/or a Banging Noise When Driving on Rough Roads
- Engine Coolant Loss and no Leak Noted
- The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and/or Traction Control Light May Illuminate
- Check Engine Light Caused by Secondary Air Injection Pump
2004 Saab 9-3 Problems
When trying to close the window, the window glass will drop a few inches after reaching the closed position.This can happen on any window that has the automatic closing feature.
The system that prevents you from being injured by the automatically closing windows is called the "pinch protection system" and this system needs to be reset, reprogrammed or is defective.
In your owners manual you will find instructions on how to reset this feature. If that doesn't work, you'll need a Saab repair shop or Dealership to check for a software update for the pinch protection system, or see if there is a defective part. Have the shop reference the Saab Technical Service Bulletin (TSB #831-2639)to help address this issue.
A knocking noise while turning and/or a banging noise when driving on rough roads may develop in the front suspension. This type of noise is commonly caused by a front strut thrust bearing damaged due to water intrusion. Our technicians tell us revised thrust bearings are available 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.
2004 Saab 9-3 Questions
had the brakes replaced and the brake booster and now the radio wont stop scanning
also fuel is getting to rails but injectors appear not working, plugs are dry
2004 Saab 9-3 Recalls
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.
One or more of the seat belt retractors may have been damaged during the manufacturing process. If damaged, the automatic tensioning system (ATS) cable in the retractor could break, causing the seat belt not to retract properly. In the event of a crash, front seat occupants may not be restrained properly, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the affected set belt retractor assemblies to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 15017.