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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,350 miles

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2008 Saab 9-3 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 202011

9-3 6-cyl

  • 10,700 miles


Engine light went on beginning of winter 2011, and code indicated failed fuel pump. GM (this is a GM car) and Saab indicated faulty part, and continued to indicate back order of part, and then method to rebuild available fuel pump, which apparently is also on back order. Engine light goes off after several months, but reappears the next year, and has occurred each year since. Part was covered under warranty at time of complaint, but is now off of warranty. Saab North America has indicated in response to complaint that replacement part plus rebuild would work, but the part has never been available for rebuilding, and Saab dealership (ken gaarf) claims it has been on back order for close to 3 years. Car bought new in December 2009 with 3 year GM full warranty in place.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #1

May 232014


  • 90,000 miles
Read over the posted problems with Saab 9-3. three main issues are front coils, fuel gauge, and faulty valves. I have had all three of these issues. Coils replaced 18 months ago (GM would not pay). Gas gauge does not work (GM won't pay). Just had the engine rebuilt to fix the exhaust valve problem (out of luck again). Obama waived GM of their history of faults (he needed the votes for re-election) and now consumers are stuck. Saab was a quality product before GM got a hold of it.

- Boalsburg, PA, USA

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