Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2003 9-3 are official communications between Saab & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

    STEERING

    SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS

    • TSB #MI-731-2726

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034466

      SAAB SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, PARTICLES OF GRAVEL OR STONES MAY COLLECT BETWEEN THE COIL SPRING AND THE LOWER SPRING SEAT CAUSING THE SPRING TO CORRODE. Read More »

    PARKING BRAKE

    • TSB #5512439

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10006436

      HANDBRAKE LEVER JAMMING/CANNOT BE LOWERED. *MR Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #PI1394A

      Date Announced:
      AUG 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10082869

      THIS INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN PROVIDES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON HOW TO INSTALL PISTONS AND SUGGEST WHAT TOOLS TO USE. Read More »

    • TSB #000601012F

      Date Announced:
      AUG 02, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10082814

      THIS INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO GM DEALERS ON THE CORRECT CLEANING METHODS WHEN CLEANING ENGINE GASKET SEALING SURFACES. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #2912494

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012036

      REDUCED PERFORMANCE AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES FOR THE TURBO CONTROL VALVE. *EH Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #2102554

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10020715

      NOISE FROM THE TIMING CHAIN AND OIL SLUDGE IN THE ENGINE. *KB Read More »

    • TSB #3652399

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10001071

      TIME FOR SERVICE MESSAGE WILL DISPLAY PREMATURELY. *TT Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

    • TSB #06081

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10020690

      SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT-FUEL TANK CAP. *KB Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #4712421

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005658

      GEARBOX IS SLUGGISH, SPECIFICALLY DURING SHIFTING FROM 1ST TO 2ND AND FROM 3RD TO 2ND GEAR. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #4402498

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012050

      GENERAL FAULT DIAGNOSIS FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #44024253

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10011995

      AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SPRINTINESS IN DRIVE AND JERKINESS WITH SHIFT UP. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #4402425

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005829

      WITH THE SHIFT UP FROM 2ND TO 3RD GEAR, THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CAN BE SPRINGY IN DRIVE FOR A SHORT PERIOD. TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN AND NOTIFICATION LETTER TO DEALERS AND SERVICE MANAGERS. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

    • TSB #15417

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002816

      CUSTOMER SATISFACTION CAMPAIGN 15417 DRIVE SHAFT REPLACEMENT. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #PIT5485B

      Date Announced:
      APR 27, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10083898

      THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN IF UNABLE TO PLACE AN ONSTAR CALL IN THE IGNITION ON MODE AFTER THE ONSTAR CANADA UPGRADE, TO CONTACT THE GM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER ONSTAR GROUP FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC-4935-E

      Date Announced:
      APR 19, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10078735

      THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION PROVIDES INFORMATION TO HELP THE DEALERSHIP TECHNICIANS PERFORM A PARASITIC DRAIN TEST FOR THE ONSTAR MODULE. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC-5050-A

      Date Announced:
      APR 19, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10078734

      THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN THE STEPS ON REPAIRING THE CONCERN. A CUSTOMER MAY IDENTIFY A CONCERN OF UNABLE TO REACTIVATE A VEHICLE'S ONSTAR THAT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY DISABLED BY ONSTAR. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4935E

      Date Announced:
      APR 19, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10083484

      THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION PROVIDES INFORMATION TO HELP THE DEALERSHIP TECHNICIANS PERFORM A PARASITIC DRAIN TEST FOR THE ONSTAR MODULE. Read More »

    • TSB #PIT5485A

      Date Announced:
      APR 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10083900

      THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN, IF UNABLE TO PLACE AN ONSTAR CALL IN THE IGNITION ON MODE AFTER THE ONSTAR CANADA UPGRADE TO CONTACT THE GM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER ONSTAR GROUP FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE. Read More »

    • TSB #08089-B

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10027804

      GENERAL MOTORS CORP: SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT; ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. *PE UPDATED 2/17/09. *PE Read More »

    • TSB #03022004

      Date Announced:
      MAR 02, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012065

      ONSTAR MALFUNCTION MESSAGE ON SID AND DTC U1500 08 SET IN CU/PU. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #020604

      Date Announced:
      FEB 06, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10006073

      ONSTAR SOFTWARE UPDATE AND LOW BATTERY COMPLAINTS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #39124092

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012001

      UPDATE OF ONSTAR ENGLISH VERSION. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #8312429

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012000

      REMOTE CONTROL DOES NOT WORK. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #2482423

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005830

      DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0638 AND/OR P1682, DISLOGED PINS IN H42-2. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

    • TSB #PIC-4935-E

      Date Announced:
      APR 19, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10078735

      THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION PROVIDES INFORMATION TO HELP THE DEALERSHIP TECHNICIANS PERFORM A PARASITIC DRAIN TEST FOR THE ONSTAR MODULE. Read More »

    • TSB #02062004

      Date Announced:
      FEB 06, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012061

      ONSTAR SOFTWARE UPDATE AND LOW BATTERY COMPLAINTS. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #02042004

      Date Announced:
      FEB 04, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012063

      ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE FOR DISCONNECTING BATTERY POWER TO TELEMATICS UNIT. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #311

      Date Announced:
      MAR 26, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002274

      2003 RECOMMENDED REPLACEMENT BATTERIES. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

    • TSB #08089-B

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10027804

      GENERAL MOTORS CORP: SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT; ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. *PE UPDATED 2/17/09. *PE Read More »

    VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #8122532

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10019991

      UPDATING THE SOFTWARE FOR SUNROOF PINCH PROTECTION. *TT Read More »

    SEAT BELTS

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

    • TSB #15017

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014595

      SEAT BELT RETRACTORS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE SUPPLIER'S MANUFACTURING PROCESSING. RECALL CAMPAIGN 15017 FRONT SEAT BELT REPLACEMENT. *TT Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS

    • TSB #MI-811-2716

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029344

      SAAB SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES CONTROL MODULE'S ANALOGUE INPUTS MAY PRODUCE INVALID SIGNAL. THIS MEANS THE SOFT TOP'S CONTROL MODULE DOES NOT FUNCTION AS INTENDED. Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

    • TSB #PIC-4603A

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033304

      SAAB: ACCELERATOR PEDAL POSITION SENSOR DTCS SET IN ECM 2003-2009 SAAB. APP SENSOR DTC'S OF P2122-00, P2123-00, P2126-00, P2127-00, P2128-00, AND/OR P2138-00 IN THE ECM. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC-4603A

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033304

      SAAB: ACCELERATOR PEDAL POSITION SENSOR DTCS SET IN ECM 2003-2009 SAAB. APP SENSOR DTC'S OF P2122-00, P2123-00, P2126-00, P2127-00, P2128-00, AND/OR P2138-00 IN THE ECM. Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #PIT3271K

      Date Announced:
      NOV 11, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10184105

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician about changing the tire and wheel size on vehicles. Read More »

    • TSB #700

      Date Announced:
      NOV 08, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004623

      IN RESPONSE TO INQUIRES CONCERNING USE OF 9-5 SNOW TIRE/WHEEL COMBINATION ON THE '03 9-3 SPORT SEDAN, SAAB HAS INFORMED THAT EVEN THOUGH HUB SIZE AND BOLT PATTERNS ARE IDENTICAL, THE WHEEL OFFSET DIFFERS ON THE 9-3 SPORT SEDAN AS COMPARED ... Read More »

    WHEELS

    • TSB #PIT3271K

      Date Announced:
      NOV 11, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10184105

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician about changing the tire and wheel size on vehicles. Read More »

    SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT

    • TSB #SB-10-08-50-003B

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10042986

      GENERAL MOTORS: INFORMATION PROVIDED BY BULLETIN FOR ALL 2012 AND PRIOR GENERAL MOTOR TRUCKS AND PASSENGER VEHICLES REGARDING THE ADJUSTABLE COMFORT AND CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY OF THE DRIVER AND THE PASSENGER HEAD RESTRAINT. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #3912409

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004463

      UPDATE OF ONSTAR SYSTEM, ENGLISH VERSION. CAMPAIGN AND MODIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #100

      Date Announced:
      DEC 13, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004715

      GARAGE DOOR OPENER PROGRAMMING. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #PIC5050A

      Date Announced:
      APR 19, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10083489

      THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN THE STEPS ON REPAIRING THE CONCERN. A CUSTOMER MAY IDENTIFY A CONCERN OF UNABLE TO REACTIVATE A VEHICLE'S ONSTAR THAT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY DISABLED BY ONSTAR. Read More »

    • TSB #08-089

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10026586

      BUICK\CADILLAC\CHEVROLET\GMC\HUMMER\OLDSMOBILE\PONTIAC\SAAB\SATURN SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT-ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #16NA260

      Date Announced:
      AUG 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10082506

      THIS TECHNICAL BULLETIN PROVIDES A PROCEDURE TO REPROGRAM THE MEDIA DISC PLAYER WITH THE LATEST CALIBRATIONS TO CORRECT A CONDITION OF THE REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM NOT OPERATING AS INTENDED IN COLDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURE AREAS DUE TO ... Read More »

    • TSB #PIC5088F

      Date Announced:
      APR 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10083509

      THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN ON THE STEPS TO DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR THE CONCERN. THE VEHICLE'S XM RADIO ONLY HAS XM PREVEIW CHANNELS. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #PIT5485B

      Date Announced:
      APR 27, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10083898

      THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN IF UNABLE TO PLACE AN ONSTAR CALL IN THE IGNITION ON MODE AFTER THE ONSTAR CANADA UPGRADE, TO CONTACT THE GM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER ONSTAR GROUP FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE. Read More »

    • TSB #PIT5389A

      Date Announced:
      APR 19, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10083884

      THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN ON THE STEPS FOR DIAGNOSING THE CONCERN. THE VEHICLE MAY BE UNABLE TO CONNECT TO ONSTAR USING THE WHITE, BLUE OR RED ONSTAR BUTTONS. Read More »

    • TSB #PIT5485A

      Date Announced:
      APR 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10083900

      THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN, IF UNABLE TO PLACE AN ONSTAR CALL IN THE IGNITION ON MODE AFTER THE ONSTAR CANADA UPGRADE TO CONTACT THE GM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER ONSTAR GROUP FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE. Read More »

    • TSB #08089-B

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10027804

      GENERAL MOTORS CORP: SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT; ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. *PE UPDATED 2/17/09. *PE Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

    • TSB #MI-811-2716

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029344

      SAAB SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES CONTROL MODULE'S ANALOGUE INPUTS MAY PRODUCE INVALID SIGNAL. THIS MEANS THE SOFT TOP'S CONTROL MODULE DOES NOT FUNCTION AS INTENDED. Read More »