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2005 Saab 9-3

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2005 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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The thermo contact in the AC compressor can fail, which means the compressor may fail to engage or disengage.

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.

2005 Saab 9-3 Recalls (Recent)

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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2005 Saab 9-3 Questions and Answers

ravina, 2005 Saab 9-3, Mount Arlington, NJ

My mechanic told me that we need to replace the ECM Module because when my car get hot stops abruptally (10 minuts ) and after 2 hours it works again its that ? or what other thing ? and where i ca...

marylm1958, 2005 Saab 9-3, Longmont, CO

Can this be done ourselves, or it difficult to get to and has to be done in a shop?

David Queen, 2005 Saab 9-3, Arlington, VA

The plastic (!) back bumper has about a 3 inch crack with a dent below it about 1 inch deep and about 5 inches in diameter. The damage is just below left rear taillights. Body shop told me that i...

kipper791973, 2005 Saab 9-3, Alexandria, VA

I received an error message on my SID stating Left Low DIpped Beam Failure. So I replaced the bulb with an H-7. But it did not correct. The high beam works but the low beam/Daytime running light do...

lmtrusty, 2005 Saab 9-3, Broken Arrow, OK

The light that says Steering Lock Mech Failure and it won't start. What can we do to get it started. The book says that it is usually caused by something beside the tire but there is nothing...

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