NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Other Fuel Types: Turbo-Charger Problems

4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles

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2002 Saab 9-3 engine problems

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2002 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 152006

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Noticed blue smoke on engine start-up. Dealer said turbo charge had failed seal. Replaced turbo. 28,000 miles on car. Seems to be a fairly common failure on Saab since around 1999.

- Washington, IL, USA

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