One problem related to ignition coils failure has been reported for the 2002 SAAB 9-3. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2002 SAAB 9-3 based on all problems reported for the 2002 9-3.
I just purchased my 2002 SAAB 9-3 from karz and more in longview wa. In November 2012 and drove about one mile went into a store came out and the vehicle would not start. The thermostat and the ignition coil pack were bad. Replacede the thermostat just once and the ignition coil pack twice. Car is still not running I have died on the freeway, in town, too many times to even count the car will start with a jump but wont run for very long before it dies. Frustrated and at my witts end! had a full diagnostic. . . . Showed nothing no one seems to know the problem. Its ran about a week since I have had the car ugh!.