NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,000 miles

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2007 Saab 9-3 fuel system problems

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2007 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 032014

9-3 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles


I was driving my gas gage needle went all the way down, & only comes up when I actually start the vehicle. Thanks let me know please who will fix this, if there's a recall I called the dealer where I bought this vehicle and they said there's no recalls at this time hoffman Saab hartford, ct.

- New Britain, CT, USA

problem #1

Nov 292011

9-3 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Began having issues starting, and misfires, and finally engine lost compression but still able to start when weather was warm. Nov -Dec 2011 no start or hard start in weather below 35F, local service shop said needed new engine, no compression when sat for long periods or exterior temp below 35F approx 94,000 mile. Dec 2011- called Saab but bankrupt so no customer service, reached out to GM corporate regarding warranty and was told not honoring them since bankruptcy. Jan 2012 -2nd opinion by indy Saab focused service center. Thought wrong oil was put in and with proper oil car, new spark plugs, fuel pump, etc started even in cold weather, but still misfired and rough idle and had to start in cold had mild winter.Jan 2013- same no start in cold and compression test again and cold test showed no compression in all cylinders. Hard to start when outside temp was below 30F and tested compression again and loss of compression, and ran sea foam through engine to remove carbon buildup upon suggestion from website board, others having issues with GM motors! not specific to Saab. Still randomly started car ever 6 hours when temp dropped below 28F. Mar 2013- did another top engine cleaning with sea foam, mild weather until December. Dec 4th 2013-again hard start in cold weather did another top engine cleaning with sea foam.Jan 8, 2014- temp outside 22F no start again after sitting for 6 hours, battery dead from cranking, car towed, and no compression again, another 2 cycles top engine cleaning, car started after sitting in shop overnight. Jan 22, 2014- temp outside 16F, sat idle for 8 hours, no start again, battery died from cranking, car towed to shop, waiting on diagnosis. Found mention of spna technical bulletin dated 12/17/2013 hard starting cold w/ engine misfire and low compression 9-3 B207 and it described my issue perfectly. Reaching out local Saab/GM service center.

- Mount Kisco , NY, USA

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