Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance
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Saab 9-3 ProblemsEngine Coolant Loss and no Leak Noted
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.
The fuel pump check valve may have failed if the engine requires more cranking before it starts. The check valve is a one way valve that maintains the pressure in the fuel lines so the engine is easier to start after it has sat a while.
The thermo contact in the AC compressor can fail, which means the compressor may fail to engage or disengage.
Saab 9-3 QuestionsI am trying to refuel and it keeps clicking as if the tank is full, what do I do (2 answers)
This happened 2 days ago and I had traveled 75 miles, my fuel gauge is not functioning so I have to estimate. It should have taken in a few gallons, but kept clicking when less than a gallon had been filled...
I have no speedo, ABS light is on as is the ! warning light. I sent the ABS module for repair, put it in and nothing changed. I wonder if the unit was not fully repaired, though they claimed it was. I have another repaired module coming to swap out with my original and hope that one works!
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 ...
Saab 9-3 RecallsDriver'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.
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.
The fuel pump may have been incorrectly manufactured and could fail causing the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel pump on affected vehicles. The recall is scheduled to begin by February 18, 2011. The Saab recall number is 15029.