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Saab 9-3 Engine Coolant Loss and no Leak Noted

Saab 9-3 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Engine Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo

Average Mileage: 102,080 mi (60,320 mi - 130,000 mi)


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.

  • rafat13, , 115,000 mi

    i bought the SAAB 93 2005 model, i realize the notification on the dash board says coolant level low ... i dont see any leakage but i can see the level of water is low .. every time i see the message i full it with water and and it works properly with no heat on the engine. i still dont solve the problem and i have found many people suffering from the same problem.

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 60,320 mi

    Bought the car used, in Nov 2011, and saw coolant loss within the first several hundred miles of driving. Car was purchased in Massachusetts, so I'm still under the protection of the state's Lemon Law. Had the car looked over at local Saab Dealer last week and they verified that they couldn't find any external coolant leaks, yet I've used about 1/2 gallon of coolant/distilled water mix over the course of 1900 miles of driving. Dealer I bought the car from is scheduled to diagnose this week and says they will repair. Just curious as to how they expect to get a short block in the midst of Saab bankruptcy issues.

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