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2009 Saab 9-3 Problems

Find the most common issues based on 2009 Saab 9-3 owner complaints.

Most Common 2009 Saab 9-3 Problems

When trying to close the window, the window glass will drop a few inches after reaching the closed position.This can happen on any window that has the automatic closing feature. The system that p...
A knocking noise while turning and/or a banging noise when driving on rough roads may develop in the front suspension. This type of noise is commonly caused by a front strut thrust bearing damaged ...
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...
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0 Known 2009 Saab 9-3 Brakes Problems

2 Known 2009 Saab 9-3 Drive Train Problems

A well-documented and well-known issue with the Saab 9-3 built between 2003-2011 is harsh shifting from the 6-speed automatic transmission, and slight slippage between gears. This has been noted as...
Vehicles with a manual transmission may develop a whining noise in third gear (30 to 40 mph). Our technicians tell us this is commonly corrected by replacing a bushing in the shift cable.

2 Known 2009 Saab 9-3 Electrical & Lights Problems

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...

0 Known 2009 Saab 9-3 Engine Problems

0 Known 2009 Saab 9-3 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 2009 Saab 9-3 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 2009 Saab 9-3 Maintenance Problems

0 Known 2009 Saab 9-3 Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known 2009 Saab 9-3 Suspension & Steering Problem

A knocking noise while turning and/or a banging noise when driving on rough roads may develop in the front suspension. This type of noise is commonly caused by a front strut thrust bearing damaged ...

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Known 2009 Saab 9-3 Problems & Complaints

A well-documented and well-known issue with the Saab 9-3 built between 2003-2011 is harsh shifting from the 6-speed automatic transmission, and slight slippage between gears. This has been noted as...
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...
A knocking noise while turning and/or a banging noise when driving on rough roads may develop in the front suspension. This type of noise is commonly caused by a front strut thrust bearing damaged ...
Vehicles with a manual transmission may develop a whining noise in third gear (30 to 40 mph). Our technicians tell us this is commonly corrected by replacing a bushing in the shift cable.
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