2007 Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Saab 9-3

2007 Saab 9-3 Problems

AC Compressor Fails to Engage or Disengage

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

Turbo failure.

Turbo bearing wore out and caused a complete failure. Had to replace turbo.

The Ignition Key May Become Stuck in the Ignition Lock Cylinder

If the ignition switch is turned to the "lock" position when the vehicle speed is over 5km/hour, the ignition key cannot be removed from the lock cylinder. This is not a defect, but a normal design feature. In order to remove the key: Turn the ignition to the "on" position, wait several seconds, turn ignition to "lock" and remove the key.

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2007 Saab 9-3 Questions

Why fading brake pedal (1 answer)

Car has soft and somewhat fading brake pedal. Pedal continues to slowly fall as pressure is applied. Car has all new genuine pads, rotors and both rear calipers. No fluid leaks nor air in system. My Saab mechanic has never replaced a master cylinder and discounts it being defective. A friend has ...

I have a Saab 9-3 2.0T that needs the front coil springs replaced (broken) (1 answer)

I found a set used complete (Quick Strut) but they are off a Saab that had a 6 cylinder engine. What would be the ride height difference and would they create any premature ware on the rest of the front component's?

The front coil spring has broken at the bottom. Is it safe to drive? (2 answers)

Mechanic quoted me $1365 to replace both front struts. Is this a good price? Is it safe to continue to drive for a few months? Is it even worth fixing as I paid $5850 for the car.

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2007 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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