I can't believe it I've just had exactly the same problem. Driving down the motorway, all of a sudden loss of power, then no acceleration. Engine light came on and is still on. Pulled over onto hard shoulder, switched off and waited a minute, switched on and it was okay again for 2 mins, then again it happened. 4 time I had to do this until I got home. Looks like I will have to get a diag done from what you've said.
I had the same problems with my 2004 2.2 TiD and took it to an independant Saab garage expecting a hefty bill, but it turned out to be the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) valve and cost about £35 to get fixed.....no problems after getting it changed over. I can now overtake without the fear of losing power!
Take your car to a diesel specialist rather then a garage, they know what they are doing so are usually cheaper.
Quite right. Someone recently said that taking your modern car to any old independent garage is like asking someone who knows about typewriters to look at your computer. They only think they know what they're talking about.
As I understeered the SAAB 9-3 straight towards the prone photographer, tyres howling in protest at about 55mph I thought of the words of Eric Carlsson. “understeer is good,” he said. “I like a car that handles with no surprises.”
There’s no doubt it’s a looker. Just like the Alfa 156 put the E46 BMW 3-Series in the shade, the 159 does the same to the E90. But the Alfa 159 is styled by the master, Giorgetto Giugiaro, not Walter d’Silva who left and went to SEAT.
SAAB 9-5. Zero to 60 in 6.5 seconds. Top speed 155mph. Combined fuel consumption 32.1mpg. CO2 emissions 209g/km. BIK tax 2002-2003: £2,658.72 at 40%. Doesn't read like a Vectra, but it's amazing what you can do with one.