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Saab 9-3, Sedan
#2961 of 3350 Re: Rear windows in 2006 Saab 93 [skmces]
Jul 31, 2006 (10:43 am)
I have a 2003 ARC, all the windows open and close with one touch moon roof too). Occasionally after the dealer futzes with the car the one touch needs to be re-programmed. You do this by cycling the window up and down rapidly for 2 -3 times in a row. I am assuming that the anti-pinch features in the 2003 are still there in the 2006. What this also means is that if you have comfort open on your key fob (all windows and roof open by holding down the open button) you can(should) get comfort close by holding the lock button. This needs to be programmed by the dealer.
Check the manual to see if these functions are supported. It works great except if the roof is in tilt position it will not open or shut, but the windows still do.
#2962 of 3350 Re: 2003 9-3 convertible [1viking]
Aug 01, 2006 (11:32 am)
If you fuel the car with the car running or if you do not tighten the gas cap securely the check engine light will come on.This is not unique to Saab,it is a by-product of E.P.A.regulations which consider fumes leaking from the gas tank as an environmental hazard.If there is not a solid vacuum measured by your e.c.u.the check engine light comes on,you have to take it back to the dealer and they have to keep a record of the occurance and what caused the fault code.
#2963 of 3350 Forbes ranks 9-3 among least reliable
Aug 02, 2006 (6:44 am)
FORBES rates the SAAB 9-3 as one of the least reliable luxury cars for 2006.
Yeah, GM has really had a beneficial impact on SAAB, making it just another GM "brand."
"Saab, a General Motors (nyse: GM - news - people ) brand that made our list with its 9-3, objected to the ranking. A Saab spokesman says the company's internal data show that the most recent Saab 9-3s "have very good quality results," and that labeling the car "unreliable" paints the wrong picture for potential buyers."
Obviously there is something wrong with GM's data gathering (perhaps upper management "shoots the messenger") for they don't seem to know what the rest of the outside world knows!
#2964 of 3350 Re: Rear windows in 2006 Saab 93 [rocharc]
Aug 02, 2006 (7:54 am)
thx for the infor, when i hold down the open button, only my front two windows and roof open, so when you hold your open button, do all four windows open as well as the roof???...
side note, the dealer recommends changing your oil every 10k, have you noticed anything with waiting that long???...i was thinking more along the lines of 7500.
#2965 of 3350 Re: Rear windows in 2006 Saab 93 [skmces]
Aug 02, 2006 (8:19 pm)
Blessedly the lease on my 2003 9-3 ended last February, so I'm finally free of that car.
It's a shame, before that I had leased a 2000 SAAB 9-5 that was a wonderful car, so much so that my wife got a 2002 9-5 (which we bought out after that lease).
The 9-5's are wonderful cars but, alas, were designed before GM took 100% control of SAAB. So the 9-5's are the last "good" SAAB's - the car magazines are reporting that (like the 9-3) all future SAAB's will be badge-engineered GM vehicles (mostly rebadged Opels).
#2966 of 3350 Re: Rear windows in 2006 Saab 93 [skmces]
Aug 07, 2006 (1:03 pm)
Sorry for the delay, Yes all 4 windows and the roof open or close depending on which button I hold down. If the roof is in tilt position it does not move but the windows still do their thing.
I change my oil at 7,500 if my memory serves me I have had 2 free and 2 oil changes I paid for. I am due for my last free as I approach 3 years. I also tend to drive "aggressively" heavy right foot syndrome.
#2967 of 3350 Changing rear brakes pads, '04 9-3 2.0t
Aug 13, 2006 (8:52 am)
Hi all..I didn't notice anyone posting about this, so i'll ask.
When changing the rear brake pads, does the cylinder need to be rotated when being pushed into the caliper? I know my old VW required this. I noticed two little holes on the piston which gave me this impression. Anyone have any thoughts or know where I can find the answer to this dilemma (short of buying the repair manual).
Thanks in advance.
#2968 of 3350 Re: Rear windows in 2006 Saab 93 [rocharc]
Sep 05, 2006 (10:42 am)
Hello again -
Sorry for the multiple emails, but I went to the dealer and they are 100% useless, when I asked them to check the back windows for one-touch they came back to me and told me that it is working as designed and to look at page 132 in the manual which doesn't tell me anything. Anyway, I was wondering if you can put me in touch with location or person who fixed your car so all your windows work with one-touch both up and down.
#2969 of 3350 Re: Rear windows in 2006 Saab 93 [skmces]
Sep 06, 2006 (12:58 pm)
I had my car worked on at Dorschel Saab in Rochester NY I also have a 2003 so that may make a difference. try rapidly cycling the windows up and down and see if that doesn't activate the one touch feature. Also don't be afraid to email Saab through the US website. I had a question 3 years ago that they answered pretty quickly and it was a feature issue.
#2970 of 3350 My '05 is doing well
Sep 06, 2006 (8:26 pm)
I bought an '05 9-3 in June 2005. No problems. Not one. I have about 14k miles on it, and it has been a good car. As good as any I have ever had, and better than several. Its comfortable, stylish, gets decent mpg, and is fast enuf for me. I also paid well under $25k for it, and got good treatment on my trade-in from the dealer. All in all, very good so far.