Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2005 10:17:02 -0500 From: ma_twain <ma_twainnospamo.com> Subject: Re: quality on 2004 9-3 aero
dxyzcnospamam.com wrote: > On 3/3/2005 7:30 PM, Shane Almeida wrote: > >> On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 23:32:29 -0000, Mark in the U.K. wrote: >> >>> I too recently bought a new 9-3 Aero, but I have to admit I am >>> delighted with it. I have had none of the problems you are >>> experiencing except once I did get a similar "system malfunction" on >>> the display, but restarting the car resolved that. >> >> >> >> Last month, I got the Onstar malfunction a couple times on one drive, >> but on the return trip it was fine and I haven't seen it since. >> >> Last summer, I've had the locks malfunction twice. Once, I couldn't >> lock the car with the remote or with the controls on the door. A >> couple days later, I couldn't unlock the car with the remote and had >> to use the concealed metal blade to open the door. That sets off the >> alarm, which I stopped by putting the key in the ignition. Both >> times, the problem went away after turning the car on. >> >> I've had the radio go goofy twice. After starting the car, the radio >> turned on and was tuned to a random station, there was no volume, and >> I none of the controls worked. Turning off and on the car fixed it. >> I think I've had the radio just turn off mid-trip, but I was able to >> turn it right back on again. >> >> Back in December, the fuel guage got confused and dropped to empty >> while the SID told me the distance to empty was "--- miles." Turning >> the car off and then back on fixed that. >> >> Everything so far has been electrical, only happened once or twice, >> and was also fixed by turning the car off and on or on and off. > > > Once my signal clicking did not sound. Re-starting fixed it. I guess > with the computers and fiber-optic network that these problems should be > expected. At least the car doesn't die and refuse to restart like some > other cars... I bet if you checked the electronic components that are having problems you will find two letters, GM. I have a GM Saab and it spent much of the first 90 days in the shop for electrical problems. The repairs were free of charge, but there is the time issue. None of my pre-GM Saabs had an electrical problems.