Review: Saab 9-3 Sportwagon (2005 – 2011)
Comfortable. Solidly built estate with an excellent ride. Predictable handling. Superb seats and plenty of kit.
Saab four-cylinder engines should have an oil change every 5k miles. Diesel 1.9 can throw its timing belt after just 40k miles.
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Complaint that when timing belt of SAAB 9-3 1.9TiD convertible was replaced prior to purchase at 69,000 miles in October 2016, the waterpump was not also replaced. This then seized in May 2017, throwing... Read more
CIM steering column electronic module for SAAB 9-3, part number: 12769671 available from camcoelectronics Price: £175.00 Read more
First serious parts shortage seems to be 'CIM' units. If these fail, diagnostics point to the steering angle sensor which it integral to the CIM unit and failure of that knocks out the ESP, which means... Read more
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