Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance
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Saab 9-3 ProblemsInability to Maintain or Control AC or Heating Temperature
The shaft for the air blend door can fail creating the inability to adjust the AC or heating temperature. The AC or Heat will not maintain the proper temperature.
Our technicians report failures of various components in the audio system. Speaker, control unit, and steering wheel button failures are all possible.
If the ignition switch is turned to the "lock" position when the vehicle speed is over 5km/hour, the ignition key cannot be removed from the lock cylinder. This is not a defect, but a normal design feature. In order to remove the key: Turn the ignition to the "on" position, wait several seconds, turn ignition to "lock" and remove the key.
Saab 9-3 QuestionsWhere is the transmission stick (1 answer)
I went outside and found red oil on the ground from under my car.
He changed all valves and hoses but still light comes on when engine is hot. Now clutch makes a whirring noise when clutch pedal depressed. Help!
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...
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.