Saabscene Saab Forum - Saab Technical Information Resource banner

Failed Inspection - Can Start In Gear

469 Views 7 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  Ljubo
Hey guys, I'm pretty sure I'm correct that the 2001 9-3 does not have a starter inhibitor/neutral safety switch on models equipped with a manual gearbox, but I would like some confirmation from real experts. The Virginia state inspector failed my car because you can start the car in gear without depressing the clutch, and he insisted this is not allowed no matter if the car was equipped with such bullsaab switch from the factory or not. I know he's wrong, as I've read the inspection procedure instructions. I just want to make sure beyond any doubt that my car is operating as designed before I call the VSP Safety Division to have this inspection outcome challenged.

Font Parallel Screenshot Number Rectangle
See less See more
1 - 1 of 8 Posts
I have to say I'm surprised! My 2004 93 has a switch on the clutch, and I certainly would have thought the 2001 would have as well. Congratulations on your diligence!
1 - 1 of 8 Posts