139 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Saab 9-3. 32 of these members
(23%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 72 engine repairs to 2006 Saab 9-3s--an average of 0.5 per
vehicle--have been reported.
My coolant container had cracked, leaking coolant out. I noticed it because the "Low Coolant" light came on. They replaced the container and all is well.
There was a leak in the heater core. The dealership ordered in a new one and replaced it.
The engine revs a little too high on cold start. It returns to a regular rev when in gear. They replaced... something... but it didn't fix the problem. I'll take it in again at some point again.
I ran out of gas one day, even though the gauge showed that I still had 1-2 gallons. When I brought it in to the shop, they said that running it that low on fuel caused the fuel pump to go. They replaced it, and my gauge is now registering correctly.
Once again, small coolant leak noticed. Given some B.S. explanation that it was normal. Topped off coolant.
Coolant still leaking. Decided to replace the coolant tank and cap.
Cooling fan stuck on high, even when car was shut off. Fan would run until low voltage safety shut it off, killing the battery. Replaced battery and made software change for fan. This is the third battery in two years.
Intermittent rough idle, to the point that it has died a few times. Not consistent, difficult to predict, and not repaired. Dealer indicates several other aeros with similar symptoms. GM Tech Assistance engaged with no result.
Rough idle continues. Dealer still cannot duplicate. Opened TAC case with GM.
I noticed coolant loss (but did not see where it was going--a very small leak), took it to the dealer and they added UV dye to the coolant. They told me to bring it back later to have them check to see if they can find where it is leaking.
Saab directed the dealer to replace the shortblock to resolve the coolant loss issue.