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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,933 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Saab 9-3 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 152004

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,933 miles


2003 safe 9-3 2.0T linear, purch new 2/21/03 dies' unexpectedly when being driven. First incident: Car 'died' right in the middle of the road completely unexpectedly. Assumed it was a 'fluke' and took no action. After second incident: Dealer "reset fuel adaptation valve". after third incident (dangerous - merging into freeway) dealer "reprogrammed T8 and reset fuel adaptation per safe technical hot line" all incidents occurred within last two weeks. Car restarts with no warning light or "side" indication of problem upon ignition.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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