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

Power Windows Will Open After Reaching Top Position

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.

Knocking Noise While Turning and/or a Banging Noise When Driving on Rough Roads

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 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.

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2006 Saab 9-3 Questions

turn the key all the lights turn on but dosent crank have to jump it (1 answer)

installed new battery Same prob got diagnostic says alternator running properly.. Could it be the key??

Will the CEL turns on if there is any issue/failing of throttle body? What are the symptoms of failing throttle body? (1 answer)

Headlight low beam bulb (1 answer)

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.

Thanks
Abhi

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2006 Saab 9-3 Recalls

Driver'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.

Driver's Front Seat Belt Retractor May Break

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.

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