SAAB Throttle Body Failure
The throttle body in SAAB 9-3 and 9-5 models commonly faces failure, internal malfunction of components within the throttle body will cause an array of performance issues such as poor starting of the engine, rough idle, and power loss.
Throttle body problems are indicated by an illuminated engine management light, and often the throttle body will receive little to no throttle response, which will force the vehicle into limp mode.
If the vehicle is scanned with diagnostic equipment the most common stored fault codes you will find are related to throttle valve issues including:
Because throttle bodies are an essential component of the SAAB engine’s air intake system, when they fail they will cause a wide range of performance issues such as rough idle, lack of power, and poor starting.
Currently there are no remanufacturing solutions for this throttle body. However, an alternative is available through buying a replacement unit, which are available from specialists such as Neo Brothers here: https://www.neobrothers.co.uk/car-parts/engine/air-supply/throttle-body
Common Failure symptoms:
Common fault codes:
Saab 9-3 1993-2003
Saab 9-5 1997-2010
Common failing part numbers: