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Saab 9-3 Check Engine Light due to Electronic Throttle Body Failure

Saab 9-3 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005

Engines Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo

Average Mileage: 99,000 mi (81,000 mi - 125,000 mi)


The Check Engine Light may come on because the electronic throttle body has failed. Other symptoms include loss of acceleration, a high idle or failure to return to idle, and difficulty starting.

  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 91,000 mi

    I had engine light come on and engine became very sluggish. I took it to a shop and they said an error code said it was the throttle body. I had it replaced which was a lot of money ($650 part and labor). Now it does the same thing and code p2135 comes up. I'm so upset I had this car for a month and love it but this problem is killing me financially and my mechanic had no idea what to do.. help me please.. josh

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  • tjrngold, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 81,000 mi

    code p 1249--throttle body. replaced twice, still fails

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