Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 19:35:43 GMT
Subject: Re: 9-3 Bad Odor

I have a 99 9-3 and I have never experienced this. I have a Miata...that just STINKS at start up...the Saab is MUCH better. I would try changing your brand of gas....the stink is due to sulphur in the gas, other brands may have less sulphur, and stink less. Mark In article <7h1osg$>, "T2" <> wrote: > I've had my 9-3 Conv for two months and have about 2000 miles on it. There > is a very strong sulfuric "rotten egg" odor after it has been driven. > > Let me tell you how rank this is: You get some strange looks and curled-up > noses at red lights from other drivers. It's a convertible, but you can't > drive with the top down because it WILL make you ill. Your wife, who you got > the car for, has a more sensitive olfactory and is no longer considering > this car a token of your affection (worse if she does) and refuses to drive > it without a fight. > > The dealer is stonewalling. Oh yes, this has been reported by lots of > people. No, there is nothing that can be done. Ignoring what the manual > says, would you try running a very high octane gas in it (three tanks of the > most expensive gas I could find, it still stinks - enough, it should perform > without the added expense). It will probably go away before or near 10,000 > miles (on average I suspect). The fact that it might take some people a YEAR > to get that many miles and you have to suffer for that long does not seem to > concern either Saab or the dealer (who points to Saab). > > Here's my point: Most people expect to get what they pay for. You buy a $10K > Yugo - then maybe you get shoddy design and components and live with it. > Saab is a little more expensive and I definitely don't feel I'm getting what > I paid for if I can't put the top down for a year without fighting the urge > to puke, etc., so something is wrong with this picture beyond the systemic > design flaw - Saab and their dealers are indicating and demonstrating a > serious indifference to customer satisfaction. > > MY QUESTIONS TO THE GROUP: > > 1. Has anyone who has experienced this problem, either specifically with the > 9-3 or with other Saab models (this is my third Saab and I recall a TSB > relating to odor back in 94 or somewhere around then), achieved any > satisfactory conclusion with the dealer or Saab? > > 2. Are there still unsatisfied owners out there that are willing to be part > of a class-action should that become necessary? > > --== Sent via ==-- ---Share what you know. Learn what you don't.---

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