2006 Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Saab 9-3
2006 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.
2006 Saab 9-3 Questions
Hi, The low beam bulb of right head light failed, What kind of bulb suits best and how can I know if it is same as the other light bulb?
Please let me know the approximate cost of the bulb.
I recently bought a saab 9-3 and found that CEL is on when I turn on the key along with other indication lights and turns off immediately after starting the engine. Is there any serious problem with that?
2006 Saab 9-3 Recalls
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.