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Electronic Stability Control Problems of SAAB 9-3

SAAB 9-3 owners have reported 6 electronic stability control related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 1 most common electronic stability control problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electronic stability control (6 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Electronic Stability Control related problems of SAAB 9-3

Problem Category Number of Problems
Electronic Stability Control problems
Electronic Stability Control problem #1

This has occurred on multi occasions. Usually in cold weather the car usually while braking will report a complete failure of the brake, anti-lock brakes, and stability control. Speedometer quits working, and message appears to come to a complete stop. Once you stop and turn off the car, and then restart all messages disappear and car returns to normal operation. The system may lead to an accident. This is the five incident over the last two years.

Electronic Stability Control problem #2

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Electronic Stability Control problem #3

Multiple shorts indicated on sid. Original message "electronic stability control failure". This is a common complaint amongst SAAB owners for this make and model. Occasionally, an associated an abs failure indication will appear while traveling. Have not noticed a loss in abs function yet, but it was dry when these shorts occurred. The failure is assumed to be associated with the cruise control function and its use has been lost.

Electronic Stability Control problem #4

I have had my 2006 SAAB 9-3 in for service 4 times for an abs/traction control/stability control failure. Each time I take it to the dealership, they tell me that the cost is around $385 for a hub assembly, no labor included. I have talked to many people who have had the same problem. The real problem is that the wire leading to the wheel corrodes. Now my car is at the dealership for the same problem and they want to put in a rear harness for the same system and want to charge me $315 just for the part, doesn't include labor. This part has been found for around $120 elsewhere. This is very frustrating as the car acts as a totally different animal when it is not functioning properly. Every time this has happened the temperature has been 40 degrees f or lower.

Electronic Stability Control problem #5

I have a 2005 SAAB 9-3, 2. 0 liter turbo engine. My daughter owns the same car, but a 2004 model. The abs control unit with esp had to be replaced on both vehicles; in my vehicle at 73,000 miles and her car at 121,000 miles. Was there a recall on this part?.

Electronic Stability Control problem #6

Traction control failure light is on. Dealer found yaw rate sensor failure and replaced.

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