NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,650 miles

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2003 Saab 9-3 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 152003

9-3 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,650 miles


I have has 2 Saab in the last 6 months due to the electrical system failing constantly and the engine stalling. After 3 months of inconvenience and arguments Saab gave me another car. Now with 3800 miles the car completely dropped dead on me as I was driving on the expressway at 55 mph. It was -40 degrees and it took roadside assistance 2.5 hours to get me. Saab headquarters was nothing but useless after driving around in a two truck for 8 hours since Saab roadside and Saab headquarters could not tell me where to take my car. I was towed from queens, to brooklyn, to manhattan and treated with no respect. I ended up getting extremely sick from sitting in the car waiting for roadside for 2.5 hours. When I called Saab they told me its the weather that caused my car to drop dead. I was never told that my car would be temp. Temperamental and I had to go to Florida for the winter. This is why american car companies suck.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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