2001 Saab 9 3 Owner's Manual

2001 Saab 9 3 owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Saab
Model:
9 3
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
11.85 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
2
Warning labels
7
Safety
11
Safety belts
12
Safety-belt reminder
12
Safety-belt pretensioners
13
Correct position for safety belt
13
Front seat belts
14
Belt guide
15
Safety belt use during pregnancy
15
Safety belts, rear seat
16
Head restraint
18
Child safety
19
Car safety tips
19
Protect your children from getting trapped in the trunk of a car
19
LATCH installation
22
Child tether anchorages, Coupé and 5-door models
23
Installation of child restraint using the standard safety belt
25
Integrated booster seat
26
Folding out
26
Fasten the belt
26
Folding booster seat
27
Airbag (Supplemental Restraint System \SRS\)
28
Front passenger seat
30
Side airbag
30
AIR BAG warning light
32
SRS servicing
32
Scrapping or working on airbag and belt pretensioners
32
Frequently asked questions on function of the airbag
33
Instrument panel
3
Exterior
4
Interior
5
Engine bay
6
Security
35
Doors
36
Opening handle
36
Central locking
36
Key
36
Electronic starting interlock (immobilizer)
37
Reprogramming lock system \x05functions
37
Locking/unlocking the car
37
Changing the key battery
39
Child safety locks
39
Trunk lock
40
Car alarm
41
Activating the car alarm
42
Window glass sensor
42
Electronic starting interlock (immobilizer)
42
Alarm signals
43
Overview of, LED signals and SID messages
45
Convertible
47
General safety instructions
48
Folding the soft top
49
Raising the soft top
51
Manual raising of the soft top
52
Fault messages in SID
54
Central operation of the windows, 9-3 Convertible
55
Trunk, 9-3 Convertible
56
Hooking up top storage bag
56
Trunk lid lock
56
Rear seat
56
Lowering the rear seatback
56
Trunk Pass-Through in the rear seatback for long, narrow loads
57
Cleaning the soft top, 9-3 Convertible
57
Cleaning the rear window
58
Interior lighting
58
Manually opening the fuel filler door
58
Reset button
66
Speedometer (U.S. speedometer shown)
66
Temperature gauge
67
Pressure gauge
67
Fuel gauge
68
SID (SCC)
69
Setting the date
70
Using DIST as a trip meter
71
CHECK messages
72
Selecting units and language
74
Headlight flasher
75
Courtesy Headlamp Feature
76
Turn signal & lane change indicators
76
Hazard warning lights
76
Back-Up
77
Rear fog light
77
Front fog lights
77
Windshield wipers
78
Washers
78
Settings for various weather conditions
81
Condensation water
82
Recommended settings in severe cold
83
Extinguishing the lighting in ACC
92
ACC - 9-3 Convertible
92
Fault diagnosis and care of A/C system, see page 232.
92
Saab 9-3 Audio System
93
Saab 9-3 Audio System, description
94
Quick guide to the Saab 9-3 Audio System
95
Radio
95
Cassette player
96
CD player
96
CD changer (option)
96
Sound controls
97
ON/OFF
97
VOL - Volume
97
BAL - Balance
97
BAS - Bass
97
TRE - Treble
97
FAD - Fader
97
Radio
98
Preset station buttons
98
Seeking
98
Band selector
98
AS, Autostore
98
WB (Weather Band)
99
Cassette player
100
TAPE
100
Playback direction
100
Dolby® noise reduction
100
Eject button
100
Music search forward/reverse
101
Fast forward/rewind
101
Auto music search (Blank skip)
101
Type II (metal) tapes
102
Cleaning-due indicator
102
Tape care
102
CD player
103
Track search
103
Rapid play (passage search)
103
Fast track changes
104
Random playback (RDM)
104
Eject
104
CD changer
105
To select the CD changer
105
Selecting CDs
106
Track change
107
Rapid play
107
Fast track changes
107
Random playback (RDM)
107
General functions
108
Volume-preset mode
108
Adjusting the volume
108
Speed-dependent volume (SP D VOL) ON/OFF
108
Loudness ON/OFF
108
Steering-wheel controls
109
Control functions:
109
Security lock
109
Technical data
110
Antenna
111
Multipath interference
13
Shadow effect
111
Sources of FM interference
112
Cross-modulation
112
Radio waves, FM/AM
112
Sources of AM interference
113
Installation of car phone (option)
17
Mobile phones and communications radios
114
Fault codes
115
Adjusting the frequency steps North America/Europe
115
OnStar - Telematics
117
Using OnStar
118
OnStar is Easy
118
System status light
119
The OnStar Center
120
Connecting to the OnStar center
120
Your personal identification number (PIN)
120
The OnStar Safety and Security Plan
120
Automatic notification of air bag deployment
120
Emergency services
120
Roadside assistance**
121
Stolen vehicle tracking
121
Accident Assist™
121
OnStar Med-Net***
121
Hands-free communication
121
The OnStar Premium Plan
121
Route support
121
Ride Assist
121
Information and Convenience services
121
Concierge services
122
Additional Services
122
Personal Calling
122
Signing Up for Personal Calling
122
To sign up for Personal Calling, simply
122
Voice Commands
123
Placing a Call
123
To dial a number:
123
To dial using a ”Nametag”:
123
To redial the last number dialed:
123
Receiving a Call
123
Storing a number
124
To store a number:
124
Deleting a Number from Memory
124
Setting Tone or Voice Response
124
Units Remaining
124
Adding More Calling Minutes / Units
124
Automatic Replenishment
124
Security/Locking your System
125
Volume Control
125
Getting Information from the Virtual Advisor
126
Information Available
126
Weather
126
Stock Quotes
126
Sports Scores
126
News Headlines
127
E-mail Reader
127
OnStar Subscriber Website
127
Limitations
127
OnStar Operation:
128
Personal Calling:
128
Virtual Advisor:
128
Additional Information
128
OnStar Subscription Information
128
Interior equipment, trunk
129
Seats
130
Side airbags (SRS)
130
Head restraint
130
Height adjustment, driver’s seat
130
Legroom adjustment
130
Backrest rake angle
131
Front seats, Coupé and Convertible versions
131
Lumbar support
131
Height
57
Legroom adjustment
133
Backrest rake angle
134
Memory function (certain variants)
134
Electrically heated front seats (option on some model variants/markets)
135
Electrically heated seat cushions in the rear seat (option on some model variants / markets)
135
Electrical windows
136
To open
136
To close
136
Child safety: rear windows (ON/OFF)
137
Steering-wheel adjustment
137
Horn signal
137
Sunroof (option)
138
Emergency operation of the sunroof
138
Interior lighting
139
Trunk lighting
139
Cup holder
140
Ashtrays
141
Glove compartment
141
Rear-view mirrors
143
Door mirrors
143
Trunk, Coupé and 5-door
144
Trunk lid lock
144
Lowering the entire rear seat
144
Lowering the right-hand part of the rear seat
145
Removing the parcel shelf
56
Load opening (trunk pass through)
56
Tie downs
148
Trunk lighting
148
Tools and spare wheel
149
Manually opening the fuel filler door
150
Coupé and 5-door models
1
Starting and driving
151
Ignition switch
152
If the car does not start
153
Limp-home
155
Important considerations with catalytic converters
156
Refueling
157
Recommended fuel:
158
Fuel (Gasoline Engine)
160
Engine Break-in Period
161
Wearing in new brake pads
54
Manual transmission
161
Shift-up indicator for improved fuel economy (U.S. models only)
161
Automatic transmission
45
Lock-up function
164
Kick-down
164
Park Brake Shift Lock
164
Overheated transmission oil
165
Driving in hilly country with a heavy load
165
Towing
165
Selector positions
166
Adaptive gear-change patterns
167
The SPORT and WINTER modes
168
Cruise Control
169
To set the desired speed
169
To increase the preset speed
169
Temporary increase in speed
169
To cancel temporarily
169
To re-engage the system
169
To reduce the preset speed
169
Disengaging the system
170
ABS brakes
171
Braking
170
Brake pad wear indicators
170
Traction Control System
172
TCS indicator
172
Turning the TCS off
173
Parking brake
174
Parking
174
Parking on a hill
175
Long-term parking
175
Economical motoring
176
Factors affecting fuel consumption
176
Breaking-in
144
Weather conditions
144
Driving technique
176
Road conditions
177
Engine block heater (standard equipment in Canada, accessory in U.S.)
144
Driving in cold weather
177
Tire chains
56
Driving in hot weather
179
Towing a trailer
179
Trailer hitch attachment
179
Trailer weight
180
Driving considerations
181
Trailer hitch load
182
Driving with a roof rack load
182
Installing the roof carriers (accessory)
183
Driving with a load
43
Tires
184
Driving with the trunk lid open
185
Driving in deep water
185
Towing the car
185
Transporting the car
185
Saab 9-3 Viggen
186
Towing a car with manual gearbox
186
Towing a car with automatic transmission
187
Jump starting
187
Driving considerations with compact spare wheel/tire fitted
190
For long trips
190
Car care
191
Hood release handle
192
Engine bay
193
Engine
194
Engine families
194
Emission control systems
194
Saab Trionic engine management system
195
ORVR (Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery)
195
Engine oil
196
Checking the fluid level
196
Oil changing
196
Transmission fluid
197
Manual transmission
197
Automatic transmission
197
Coolant
198
Changing the coolant
199
Brake- clutch fluid and brake pads
200
Checking the fluid level
200
Brake pad wear indicators
200
Power steering
201
Battery
201
Drive belt
203
Wipers and washers
204
Wiper blades
204
Windshield and rear window
204
Headlight wipers
204
Washer
205
Washer jets
205
Changing bulbs
206
Headlight
206
Parking lights
206
Front turn signal bulb
207
Side-mounted turn signal
207
Front fog lights
208
Stop lights, taillights and direction indicators
208
Reversing lights and rear fog light
209
Dome light, front
154
Dome light, rear
209
Reading lamps, 9-3 Convertible
43
Other lighting
210
Bulb table
211
Relay holder under the instrument panel
215
Fuses and relays in the engine bay
216
Wheels
217
Alternative wheels and tires
217
Tire pressure
217
Rotating the tires
166
Tire markings
218
Winter tires
218
Treadwear
219
Traction
219
Temperature
219
Flat spotting
224
Safety belts
224
Date code
220
Wear indicators
220
Compact spare wheel
155
Changing a wheel
221
Tire chains
223
Upholstery and trim
225
Cleaning and caring for leather upholstery
225
Textile carpeting
225
Engine bay
226
Washing
226
Waxing and polishing
227
Touching up the paint
227
Two-coat enamel
228
Anti-corrosion treatment
228
What causes rust?
229
Preventive maintenance
229
Recovery and/or recycling of automotive materials
230
Air conditioning (A/C system)
232
Fault diagnosis
232
Maintenance
233
Headlight aiming
233
Maintenance and owner assistance
235
Maintenance schedule
236
Service intervals
236
Engine oil and filter changes
236
Service record retention
237
Service costs
237
Owner assistance
237
Warranties and service problem assistance
237
Change of Address Notification (U.S. and Canada)
238
Service information
238
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
238
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian government
238
Saab Original Service Program M2001 USA, Canada, (9-3 Models)
239
Index
257
A
257
B
257
C
257
D
257
E
258
F
258
G
258
H
258
I
258
J
258
K
258
L
258
M
259
N
259
O
259
P
259
R
259
S
259
T
260
U
260
V
260
W
260

FAQ about the 2001 Saab 9 3 Manual

What contains the 2001 9 3 manual?

The Saab 9 3 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Saab to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Saab 9 3. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Saab 9 3 2001 owner's manual:

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Best practice for driving your Saab 9 3
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2001 Saab 9 3 Owners Manual?

The Saab 9 3 owner manual for the 2001 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Saab 9 3 year 2001 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2001 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Saab 9 3 (2001) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2001 is available in English.

Posted by, John Mana author bio image
A passionate guy about car models, makes, and manuals.

Manual Questions

Do you have questions about the 2001 Saab 9 3 owners manual?
Fill the form below and someone will help you!