Saab 9-3 (9440) Frequently Asked Questions 2003 - 2011
Question: Is the electronic switch included in the driver door latch assembly (12764154) that activates the lock/unlock mechanism for the key fob? I can open the door manually so it's not the rod mechanism. The other 3 doors work normally with the key fob.
Answer: The door latch is the problem and must be replaced. Common issue actually.