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My Saab 9-3 2.0T...

My Saab 9-3 2.0T sometimes gives the alert "Steering Lock Malfunction" last week, but everythig else works fine.

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your 9-3?

2011

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 9-3 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Stopping te car, turn key to off, restart and everything's well, till the next morning, the alert came back.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?

My car is in "Park" and has a wheel lock

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Last year i've got a new CIM.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Saab
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Saab Mechanic: Gabriel Grey, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago
Gabriel Grey
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Good afternoon, I hope you are doing great. My name is***** would be happy to assist you with this today.

So what you are experiencing is a pretty common issue on these models, we see it once or twice a week at the Saab dealership that I worked at. The majority of the times it turned out to be a software/programming issues. The steering angle sensor loses it's position and then engages the lock mechanism when it shouldn't. Most if the time a module programming will take care of this, worst case scenario is it needs a new sensor. Let me know if you have any more questions :)

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
For software/programming you need Tech II?
Saab Mechanic: Gabriel Grey, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Yes you will need a TechII as well as a good internet connection to hook it up and retrieve the software

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Saab Mechanic: Gabriel Grey, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Hello, any luck with this?

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