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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,707 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Saab 9-3 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 222006

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles


While driving vehicle at normal speed the engine shuts off. This is the third time vehicle has quit while driving. Previous 2 times dealership has checked vehicle and found no problems.

- Cedar Park, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 312006

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
Car does not accelerate when gas pedal is pressed - have had numerous "near misses" of being rear-ended when pulling out onto street because of the delay in acceleration.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 172004

9-3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 120 miles
Engine may stall when cold and car is traveling 30-45mph. Nearly lost control of vehicle on 2 occasions due to loss of steering and ran onto shoulder/lawn of homeowner. We have had the vehicle in 4 times for repairs or modifications in attempts to fix this but Saab will not even admit there is an issue that needs fixing.

- Oregon City, OR, USA

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