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2008 Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Saab 9-3

2008 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.

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.

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2008 Saab 9-3 Questions

Hi, we had a terrible storm and now my check engine light is on after driving through puddle. What do I need to check. Thank you very much.

Saab 93 vector model 2008 - 1,9 diesel

The other day the light was on but it rode ok. The mechanic thought it was just a loose gas cap and reset the sensor.

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