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  1. New Saab Owner needs help

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I just picked up a Saab 9-3 2.0T and it has a few problems. I bought it from a guy that bought it at auction, ran into these issues and decided to sell it for cheap since he didn't have time to mess with it. It has the ever famous "steering wheel lock malfunction" error. I have read that for...
  2. Steering Lock Malfunction Warning

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm getting this intermittent warning. The lock engages and disengages properly when the key's in or out, I'm hoping it's not something expensive. I hit the key area with my hand a few times thinking it was just some dirt in someplace it's not supposed to be and I've not got the warning since...
  3. '05 9-3 - Steering Column Lock message

    Tech II Workshop
    2005 9-3 2.0T Sedan A/T A couple weeks ago I received the "Steering Lock Malfunction..." warning message. I am unable to turn the key at all. The car sat for 6 weeks while I was away so I assumed it was battery related although battery was only 2 years old. I replaced with a new battery with no...
  4. 2006 Aero Combi "Steering Lock Malfunction" and "Key Not Recognized"

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2006 Aero Combi "Steering Lock Malfunction" and "Key Not Recognized" Hey everyone, New Saab owner here having just picked up my 06 aero combi last week from my local saab specialist (93 Auto in New Haven MI). I have been going through and freshening up the car since i got it as it is showing...
  5. Steering Lock Malfunction...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Greetings My 2005 9-3 2.0T Arc 135,000mi has a "Steering Lock Malfunction Make a Safe Stop Contact a Saab Dealer" message. I bought the car recently as a project car and I was really hoping to get it fixed up a little cheaper than its currently going. I'm getting close to spending too...
  6. Finally bought my SAAB!!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Quick intro ya'll. I'm from Georgia, SAAB availability here is equivalent to finding an honest politician. I am sort of a gearhead; my father and I broker weird and oddball cars (Porsche, VW, Peugeot, etc). I've always wanted a 9-3SS, however I went the WRX/GTO/Supra/M3/M5 route; and after the...
  7. Steering Lock Malfunction - ISM?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2003 9-3 Linear 2.0 4dr manual I've read all the threads about this however rather than most other folks where they see this message intermittently even while the vehicle is running or in drive, I've just now seen this for the very first time and cannot release my steering wheel nor turn the...
  8. Steering Wheel lock Message

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi everyone, I've done a whole lot of searching as a lurker but can't seem to find the answer to my problem. This is for a 2005 9-3. One morning, wife is driving her car to work. She gets the low battery for key fob message. I thought it was weird since I had just changed those out on...
  9. Steering wheel lock malfunction

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2006 Saab 9-3 sedan. I on occasion and more frequently here lately have been getting a "Steering wheel lock malfunction" and it will not let me turn the key to start my car. I had this happen with another vehicle in my family (not a Saab) a short while ago and $600 later I found out...
  10. Observation made on Steering Lock Malfunction issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Several months ago, I started getting the Steering Lock Malfunction message on my '07 9-3 'vert. It only happened every once in a while, and it would just briefly appear and then be gone. It never really stopped me from being able to drive, so I didn't take it in for service. I spoke with the...
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