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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, any help/advice greatly received. My car keeps going into "Limited Performance". No engine management light just the words and the picture of the car with a spanner sticking out of the roof in the info display. No fault codes. I had thought EGR but I've just done two half hour drives...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all , we have only had our 9-3 1.9 tid 150 bhp for about a month , it drives great , this week the limited performance has appeared but the car still drives great , my code reader has died and I am waiting for another to arrive , last week the car seemed quite smoky which I assumed was a dpf...
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi All, I have been having a few months of hell with my lovely Saab. It started when I left work one night, the car started rough - engine mgmt light came on and I could only do 30MPH. I limped it to the garage as I figured the EGR had finally given up (I had cleaned it several times so thought...
  4. New Member Introductions.
    Hello all, Just a quick hello. I have always admired Saabs, particularly the facelift 9-3s, and hoped to have an excuse to buy one. I'm starting a new job in about three weeks, which I'll initially be driving to, a 140mile round trip each day. I need to buy something better on fuel for this...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all my problem is if I accelerate hard in second gear I get a flat spot then limited performance error on dash. If I then turn engine off error is clear next time I restart. If I drive car normal no problems only if I only have problem if I Hi rev gearing any ideas cheers
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, Saab 93 2007 TID 1.9 8v 120bhp Limited performance (NO CEL) activates after driving a few minutes on 50+ i had a regen done a week ago and changed egr (as this was an issue that came up) i am looking to change the thermostat as i understand could be stuck open due to the fact the...
  7. Previous model ranges, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Looking for a nice 900 Ruby Ltd Edition. No project max 150k miles.
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, I really need some help!! Last few months whenever i have gone on a motorway and travelled above 50mph the car has gone in to Limited performance (LP) mode and lost power...today it went into LP mode whilst normal driving. It has had sluggish/slow acceleration in normal conditions...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, I have a Saab 93 2007 1.9 TiD 120 8v It has been giving me problems for a while and it has been one thing after another really. This time around its more of a curious situation where no EML or engine codes are thrown up also when you turn the car off and on again the condition seems to...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    After ignoring advice on here I went ahead and fitted a diesel tuning box/chip to my ttid 93. The car ran well, very well!, for about 15-20 miles run on B-roads but started to stutter a bit around 3K rpm and then again at about 3500 rpm. After a restart it seemed to cure the problem but then...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Wander if anyone can shed some light on this little situation. The warning light came on, car went in limp mode. Has had new DPF and new egr. Took to garage who put it on tech 2 and no fault codes came up at all. He checked airflow, egr system on tech 2 everything working fine. Has anyone...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I had my car towed by recovery due to warning message on dash saying *Limited performance* there was no management or warning light on the dash. Recovery firm didnt have the software to read the ECU. The engine dropped power and at the front of the engine on idle and acceleration there is a...
  13. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    New member looking for help. Before I take my car to a garage my 2009 93 1.8t (36,000mile) has started miss behaving. Twice in the last 10 days its felt sluggish and feels like its holding back then I get the Limited Performance error on the dash. Next time drive the car its like its hardly any...
  14. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi guys, I was doing my usual motorway run and tried to overtake in the fast lane when the car went into limp mode and the limited performance warning light came on. Highly embarrassing when your trying to overtaking an old van but don't succeed! So here's the info, it's due for an MOT and...
  15. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    hi there, I have a 2008 saab 93 tid 150 with limited performance coming up although the car drives fine, code read its p0380 glow plug relay circuit A malfunction, the car takes more than a few turns to fire in the morning with a puff of smoke when she goes, after that fires as normal all day...
  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello All Just signed up to the forum, need some advice please. Saab has been running okay for 2.5 years since i bought it, now has 87k on the clock, few weeks back the EML light came on and the engine went into Limp Mode could not rev above 2000 Rpm. Took it to a mechanic with the code unit...
  17. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Is this a common thing? Last week the car went into LPM I got it home and on the run it seemed to clear itself. I decided to clean EGR and pipe and it was running fine then tonight almost a week later it went into LPM again. Stuck diagnostic reader on it and no codes are coming up. Cleared the...
  18. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hello, I recently bought a 2007 9-3 1.9 tid and the next day it wouldn't start and came up with limited performance so I rang the garage and they came to the house and it started but still said limited performance, they plugged it in to the laptop and it came up with camshaft positioning...
  19. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Was driving out of town there, coming out of the 30 zone onto the main road, had just drove a good 25 miles and was thinking to myself, this car is driving great, ive had no trouble with it recently. Me, a empty straight open road, 3.30 in the morning and 183 horses under my hood, so i pressed...
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