Car Problem Reports
Saab 9-3 Check Engine Light Caused by Secondary Air Injection Pump
Saab 9-3 Problem
Average Mileage: 105,685 mi (91,077 mi - 120,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Saab 9-3, 111,665 mi
The check valve will fail first, causing condensate from exhaust to accumulate in the pump. This results in pump failure, and the resultant CEL. The check valve should be replaced every 2 years or so to prevent the more expensive pump failure from occurring. Needless to say, the check valve should be replaced at the same time that the pump is.
I had this repaired 1.5 years ago and it is now pulling the same code again. I believe it was repaired incorrectly, obviously, but i've let it go probably longer than the repair place will take the blame, i will try though. Obviously this is a problem with the saab, i've seen complaints on other sites for the same thing.