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2004 Saab 9-3

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2004 Saab 9-3 Problems

Electrical & Lights -- RepairPal and 29 others

the window goes up hits the top and right back down, the man at the saab dealership told me a lot of people have the problem, rather than saab repairing for free he said to hold down the window lock button while i'm putting the window up this seems to work.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

2004 Saab 9-3 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 24, 2005

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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.


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Body, Interior & Misc., May 15, 2010


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Body, Interior & Misc., December 29, 2003

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The seat backrest mechanism may not have been installed correctly. In a crash, this could result in the backrest folding forward, increasing the risk of injury to the driver or front passenger. Dealers will inspect the vehicle's front seats to verify if the component was installed improperly. The dealer may need to order a complete new seat to repair the concern. The recall began February 1, 2004. The Saab recall number is 15014.

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Brakes, March 17, 2006

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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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2004 Saab 9-3 Questions and Answers

aridgway, 2004 Saab 9-3, Columbus, OH

A light is on and the car won't start. The light is saying Gear box malfunction please contact a saab dealer. What does this mean

Ingram, 2004 Saab 9-3, Cheyenne, WY

made a clicking noise in right side dash. died and won't start?

Ingram, 2004 Saab 9-3, Cheyenne, WY

Clicking noise in dash.

alysha, 2004 Saab 9-3, Carencro, LA

when i start the car it cranks, then its like its running on 3 plugs. runs very bad just sitting, when you drive its okay, only sitting still when it acts like it wants to die. sounds like an ignit...

mylifeback, 2004 Saab 9-3, Auburn, NY

could not shift out of park, gearbox warning came on. turned car off, restarted, was able to shift into reverse but warning came on again. Was able to back out of driveway and drive back in, towed ...

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