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Computer says limited gearbox performance (Saab 2004 model 9.3) When I start it goes fine (message still on) then it cuts out and only goes in the top gears. Out of the blue it came right. But not for long after 5 days message came back. Boots light showed up twice also when boot was shut, then went off. Turn off and goes fine (message still there) then suddenly decides to only go in top gears. New oil in box (checked no water in oil at all)

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If this is a europeon market vehicle then its a dealer only job as encrypted software used

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SOURCE: I have a Gearbox malfunction linited performance

9 time out of 10 it is either (1) computer glitch; (2) the input speed sensor; (3) a wiring short; or (4) neutral safety switch. If your tranny operates fine even with the message (the message may disappear after a few starts), that means the problem is most likely with one of the above, rather than the tranny itself. Your car generates error codes that a Saab deal with a Tech 2 Scanner can read. That will pinppoint the error source. Good luck.

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I can't see it myself even though I have no experience of the car model.

Lots of the vehicle content is Vauxhall/Opel/GM (I think) suitably modified by Saab.
It doesn't sound logical that a dodgy cruise control switch would cause reduced performance. A reduced performance condition is usually caused by something that affects tailpipe emissions or something affecting engine integrity or reliability.

I heard on the grapevine some Vauxhall models have reduced performance simply because they are overdue for some maintenance and once the service indicator has been reset they are fine again. I don't know how true this is. I know of one Vauxhall that flags up an overboost fault and cuts performance when there is an egr valve fault. The true cause could not be discovered by a generic obd scanner and it was only when it was plugged into something with some very expensive dedicated software that it became obvious.

There is no telling what the Saab boffins have done to the management programmes. There are vehicles around that go into reduced performance if the oil level or pressure is low and maybe they thought that might be a good idea.

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