2003 Saab 9-3

5 Recalls & Safety Reports

Recall List for the 2003 Saab 9-3

Official recalls have been issued for the 2003 Saab 9-3 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Saab service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Saab customer service.

  1. 2003 Saab 9-3 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #11E009000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 28, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 4,887

    Summary: Ti automotive is recalling certain fuel pumps, part numbers TU456 and TU303, sold under various brand names as aftermarket and replacement equipment for the motor vehicles listed above. The defective fuel pump may seize, stopping the fuel flow to the engine creating a stalling condition.

    Consequence: A vehicle crash could occur should the engine stall while in use.

    Actions: Ti automotive will notify owners of record and will replace any defective fuel pump with a new or reworked fuel pump free of charge. The safety recall began on February 22, 2011. Owners may contact ti automotive at 1-866-867-3759 or log on to www.recallresponse.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11E009000 »

  2. 2003 Saab 9-3 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #07V087000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 07, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 94,377

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the fuel pump retaining tabs holding the fuel lines were damaged during production.

    Consequence: Over time, this could cause the fuel lines to loosen from the pump resulting in fuel leakage. If an ignition source were present, the fuel may ignite resulting in a vehicle fire.

    Actions: Dealers will develop a securing bracket that will secure the fuel lines to the fuel pump even if the plastic retaining tabs should break. The recall began on June 13, 2007. This is an expansion of previous recall campaigns - see 04V557 and 06V126. Owners may contact Saab at 1-800-955-9007. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07V087000 »

  3. 2003 Saab 9-3 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #05V236000

    • Date Announced: MAY 19, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 68,654

    Summary: Certain sport sedan and convertible passenger vehicles were produced with a vacuum pipe check valve for the brake booster that may fail from exposure to elevated temperatures. This could result in sudden loss of power brake assist, usually with little or no warning.

    Consequence: If this condition were to occur when minimum stopping distance is required, a crash could occur.

    Actions: Dealers will install a new redesigned check valve. The recall began on March 17, 2006. Owners should contact Saab at 1-800-955-9007. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V236000 »

  4. 2003 Saab 9-3 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #04V540000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 20, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 12,249

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the engine management system software may cause engine hesitation or stalling.

    Consequence: If the vehicle stalls as a result of this condition, it can be restarted immediately.

    Actions: Dealers will update the engine management system. Owners may contact Saab at 1-800-955-9007. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V540000 »

  5. 2003 Saab 9-3 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR NHTSA Campaign #04V226000

    • Date Announced: MAY 11, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 31,335

    Summary: Some sport sedans were built with seat belt retractors that were damaged during the manufacturing process. If damaged, over time, the automatic tensioning system (ats) cable in the seat belt retractor could break causing the belt webbing to not retract.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, a front seat occupant may receive more severe injuries.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the seat belt retractor assemblies. The recall began on January 24, 2005. Owners should contact Saab at 1-800-955-9007. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V226000 »

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