2005 Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Saab 9-3
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2005 Saab 9-3 ProblemsEngine 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.
Our technicians report failures of various components in the audio system. Speaker, control unit, and steering wheel button failures are all possible.
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.
2005 Saab 9-3 QuestionsMy car has a oil leak and blows white smoke how do I fix it (1 answer)
I took to get a oil change and they said they couldn't service it because it had a oil leak
And there was oil in my tailpipe and it's burning white smoke
2005 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 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.
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.