2008 Saab 9-3 miscellaneous NHTSA complaints: Unknown Or Other

NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,212 miles

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2008 Saab 9-3 miscellaneous problems

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2008 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 202016


  • 100,000 miles


Intake valve issue - car will not start on a cold day and, sometimes at a stop sign /light, will stall - had to two mechanics depict the issue and it is the intake valve issue - many Saab's have reported this issue and nothing was done by GM - I called GM and they said that they are not responsible - this issue has been reported several times and there are several threads as well.

- Douglassville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 102010


  • 425 miles
Whenever turbo boost is engaged in my Saab turbo X (2008), risk of misfire, check engine light begins to blink, car shudders, "limp home mode" engages (car loses power), and have to move to side of road and restart the car. This has happened both in second gear, and in fifth gear while trying to boost on the highway. There have been several similar reports on the web by other owners related to bad ignition coils in the vehicles. Car is brand new. Took this into dealer once and they say no codes were on the computer, but they have offered another visit to inspect. Note: This is not your everyday 9-3, but a limited edition Saab (turbo X), with only 600 total shipped to the us.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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