Saab 9-3 Engine ECU - Common fault - Engine cuts out when hot

Saab 9-3 ECU fault

This Saab 9-3 engine ECU is a common failure that causes the engine management light to come on followed by the engine cutting out when hot, the car will then fail to restart until the engine cools down again.

The ECU fault will usually start out as intermittent but will become more permanent with time.

How long you need to let the engine cool down before it will restart can range from 20 mins up to 2 hours, depending on how bad the fault is within the ECU. A diagnostics check will usually return a fault code of P0601 – Internal Control Module Malfunction, if you have this fault code stored then your Saab 9-3 engine ECU is most definitely faulty.

 

We are able to fully test and rebuild your own unit with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty.

 

Common Failure symptoms:

  • Engine management light illuminated
  • Engine cuts out when hot and will not restart

 

Common fault codes:

  • P0601 – Internal Control Module Malfunction

 

Common failing part numbers:

Test and rebuild:

We fully test your ECU on our HIL (Hardware In-the-Loop) simulator, this replicates the exact driving conditions of your vehicle and loads of your engine. Once the fault is identified we then move onto the remanufacturing stage, during this stage we replace all failed components with higher rated versions and rework the entire PCB (Printed Circuit Board) to ensure the failure does not occur again. Following the rebuild we then re-test your ECU to ensure the fault has been rectified before returning your ECU fully rebuilt with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty.

 

Programming:

We retain all the original immobiliser programming and engine configuration data during the rebuild process, so there is no need to reprogram your ECU once it is refitted to the vehicle. It is a simple case of plugging it back in and driving away.

 

Quality:

Our work processes are second to none, we test and rebuild ECU's for Saab main dealers and specialist independent workshops all over the globe, so you can be assured of our very high standard of work.

 

Warranty:

Lifetime unlimited mileage*

 

How do I get my unit rebuilt?

To pay for the rebuild select your part number above then click: Get yours rebuilt

Print the payment/booking confirmation email.

Package the Saab 9-3 engine ECU inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received we will test, rebuild and return your engine ECU with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty. (if your unit turns out not to be faulty then we will refund your payment less a small testing fee and return shipping)

 

What if I don’t want to pay up front?

This is not a problem, if you prefer this option then follow the following steps:

Fill in and submit this test form.

Print the booking confirmation email.

Package the Saab 9-3 engine ECU inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received, we will test your engine ECU and call you to advise on the outcome of testing, if your unit is faulty and you choose to go ahead with the rebuild then we will take payment over the phone using a debit/credit card.

We will then rebuild your Saab engine ECU and return it to you with an unlimited mileage warranty.

If you require further information regarding this Saab 9-3 engine ECU, then please contact us.

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Comments on "Saab 9-3 Engine ECU - Common fault - Engine cuts out when hot"
Mr Chris Skinner says: 20/9/2019 7:05:33 PM
Good day, We have an employee who has the Saab 93, management light on, stoppped, took 20 minutes to cool down and then would restart, how much is the whole collect repair and deliver back. regards Chris
ECU Admin says: 24/9/2019 10:33:24 AM
Hi Chris, yes this sounds like you have a faulty engine ECU. We can help with that, for prices and shipping information simply select your part number above or from the Saab 9-3 engine management ECU list: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/saab/9-3/ecu-engine-management/
Niko says: 20/9/2019 6:40:30 AM
Tengo un saab 93 2008 pero tengo un problema ..de que el carro le oprimo el acelerador y aveces no me responde.lo lleve a un centro de diacnostico y me dicen que cuando hace esa falla la ecu..pierde señal con el escaner .por eso pienzo que pudiera ser la ecu.la que esta fallando...podria ser eso????
ECU Admin says: 24/9/2019 10:36:55 AM
Hi Niko, internal component failure of your engine ECU may be the cause of the intermittent communications issues. This can be very common issue which we do test and rebuild for.
Dan says: 16/9/2019 6:07:03 PM
Where is the least expensive place to get an ECM for a 2003 Saab 9-3 tested and reprogrammed
ECU Admin says: 17/9/2019 5:27:19 PM
Hi Dan, we can help you with that. Just select your part number from the following link for prices: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/saab/9-3/ecu-engine-management/
Mike says: 20/8/2019 1:24:47 AM
Hi my 06 saab 93 2.0t ecm is bad, wanted to get a price on the ecm rebuild.
ECU Admin says: 27/8/2019 11:24:39 AM
Hi Mike, we can help with that for you. Please select you part number above for prices and shipping information or find you part number here: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/saab/9-3/ecu-engine-management/
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