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2000 SAAB 9-5 in binghamton ny
Were did you send it to get rebuilt?
2004 SAAB 9-5 in Raleigh, NC
I own a 2004 Saab 9-5 and exactly the same thing has happened to me - several times. It is a very scary problem. Have you learned anything else about it? I think Saab definitely needs to do a recall. Thanks for your help.
2004 SAAB 9-5 in Long Island, NY
Prob. break in trunk wiring. Pull the concertina rubber tube at left trunk hinge, the wires flex and break there. More prevalent on earlier models esp. if trunk is opened often. Repair wires and reposition. Saabmedic.
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Mountain View, CA
Can you provide information about how and where your abs controller was repaired.
2004 SAAB 9-5
I have had problems with the left backup light for months. yesterday, the trunk lock went. any suggestions?
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Seattle, WA
Tl contact owns a 2000 saab 9-5 aero. the contact noticed rust on the lug nuts on all the wheels. the dealer acknowledged the rust on the lug nuts, but was unable to determine the cause of the failure. as of october 24, 2007, the dealer ...
2001 SAAB 9-5 in Miami, FL
Tl contact owns a 2001 saab 9-5. the contact stated that the check engine light illuminated intermittently. the dealer stated that the di cassette was the cause of the failure, which is the same as the ignition discharge module. currentl...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Trumbull, CT
Tl contact owns a 2000 saab 9-5. while driving 5 mph through ez pass toll lane, the engine light illuminated and remained lit. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic and the electrical system:ignition:module was repaired; however, the dealer...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Woburn, MA
Tl contact owns a 2000 saab arrow 9-5. while driving between 25-55 mph, the vehicle stalls. the failure has occurred on several occasions. on march 15, 2007, the vehicle stalled and was towed to the dealer. nhtsa campaign id number 05v3...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Earlton, NY
I own a 2000 saab 9-5 v6. just recently, about a month ago, my check engine light came on in the car. when this happened the car began to hesitate and "buck". i had a car computer hooked up to my car to find out what the problem is. the...
1999 SAAB 9-5 in Savage, MD
I have a saab 9-5 1999 wagon. my direct ignition cassette is overheating causing the car to miss. i checked online and found a recall on these cassettes. the recall though only covers years 2000-2002. my car is a few months before the recal...
2002 SAAB 9-5 in West Caldwell, NJ
Transmission "clunk" occurred with shifting from reverse to drive. dealer diagnosed valve body and recommended transmission rebuild. aamco diagnosed same issue resulting from metal shavings being released from torque converter into trans...
2007 SAAB 9-5 in Weirton, WV
Tl contact owns a 2007 saab 9-5. while driving 50 mph and attempting to accelerate, the vehicle stalled. the failure occurs intermittently. the dealer was unable to diagnose the cause or duplicate the failure on two occasions. the conta...
2002 SAAB 9-5 in Smyrna, GA
Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings summary: driving on highway, pressure line from fuel tank came loose and started leaking massive amounts of gas all over the underside of the vehicle and street. stream of ...
2002 SAAB 9-5 in Smyrna, GA
Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings summary: driving on highway, pressure line from fuel tank came loose and started leaking massive amounts of gas all over the underside of the vehicle and street. stream of ...
2002 SAAB 9-5 in Savage, MN
I am experiencing a transmission issue with my 2002 saab 9-5. judging by the number of mentions i have seen in online forums, this is a pretty wide spread issue. the saab tsb that relates to this issue is 440-2497, october 2004. my local...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in North Bennington, VT
Tl contact owns a 2000 saab 9-5. the contact believes that the ignition discharge module was the cause of her vehicle catching fire. the contact stated that before the fire occurred, the check engine light flashed. the contact's husband ...
1999 SAAB 9-5 in Farmington, MN
My son just passed his drivers test and we were going home when the car started making noises and then stalled. smoke was coming out of the car and smelled like burnt rubber. my son luckily was able to get the car to the side (avoided an ...
2003 SAAB 9-5 in West Warwick, RI
Saab information display pixel failure. the pixels on the information display have been failing, and now are to the point where almost unusable display. saab service said it is a common issue, but since the warranty has passed, would have...
2001 SAAB 9-5 in Ann Arbor, MI
Digital instrumentation panel failed in the first 20,000 miles and now again before 50,000 miles. others i have spoken to with the same model have experienced the same problem.
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Winter Harbor, ME
Erik eagleton re odi vehicle safety owner's questionnaire rtd to him with incorrect info, request a new copy of questionnaire be rtd to him w/changes made** transferred to barbara sauers per mrs. demeter* the consumer stated the window def...
2003 SAAB 9-5 in West Warwick, RI
Saab information display pixel failure. the pixels on the information display have been failing, and now are to the point where almost unusable display. saab service said it is a common issue, but since the warranty has passed, would have...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Charlotte, NC
I own a 2000 saab 9-5 aero sedan. on june 14, 2007, i was driving this car when i experienced total loss of the braking system. this loss occurred completely without warning. the only way to stop the car was by engaging the emergency bra...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Colorado Springs, CO
Repeated failure of saab information display (sid) module.
1999 SAAB 9-5 in Carmel, IN
1999 saab 9-5 v6 (127,000 miles). no prior related problem before this incident. upon start up, vehicle ran rough at idle. low power when attempting to accelerate. parked vehicle and raised hood. noticed smoke coming from ignition modu...
2003 SAAB 9-5 in New York, NY
Tl contact owns a 2003 saab 9-5. on july 6, 2007, the contact received recall notice # 07v087000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). the vehicle is currently located in spain. the manufacturer stated that ...
2002 SAAB 9-5 in Alexandria, VA
Tl contact owns a 2002 saab 9-5. the contact stated that the front headlights are discolored and foggy. when the vehicle is driven at night, the light barely shines through the headlights. the saab dealer diagnosed the vehicle as needing...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Mountain Lakes, NJ
While driving in the 2000 9-5 the dashboard lit up like a christmas tree ; abs, tcs, brakes, etc.. brought the vehicle to the dealer, and was advised that i needed a new abs controller . the cost to replace it was $2,700. i asked if ...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Longmont, CO
Water pump failure, transmission mount failure may have attributed to ecm module failure, turbo seal failure, catalytic converter failure. car died and had to towed off a highway.
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Longmont, CO
Water pump failure, transmission mount failure may have attributed to ecm module failure, turbo seal failure, catalytic converter failure. car died and had to towed off a highway.
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Longmont, CO
Electrical system:ignition:module failure caused overheating of the engine. the engine stalled while on the interstate highway. this could have caused an accident as lost all power steering and power brakes. auto mobile was 2000 saab 9-5 wi...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Macon, GA
Car lost power on interstate, noticed engine light on. obdii scanner gave two codes, 1306 and 306, which indicated misfire cylinder 6. i removed the saab direct ignition to visually inspect cylinder 6. i notice engine oil in the vicinity ,a...
2002 SAAB 9-5 in Ridgeline, MS
Tl contact owns a 2002 saab 9-5. the contact recently received a recall letter regarding the fuel pump retaining tabs. he stated that the only local saab dealer in his area is no longer servicing saab, and the next closest dealer is 151 m...
2002 SAAB 9-5 in Portland, OR
Tl contact owns a 2002 saab 9-5. the contact received a recall notice in reference to the fuel pump retaining tabs, which may result in fuel leakage and a fire. he stated that the notice suggested having the repair done at an authorized d...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Salem, NH
Tl contact owns a 2000 saab 9-5. while driving 65 mph, the vehicle lost power. the contact was able to pull off the road before the vehicle completely shut off. the vehicle was towed to his residence. the mechanic inspected the vehicle ...
2001 SAAB 9-5 in Trumbull, CT
Saab/gm onstar is not supporting vehicles with analog systems starting february 2008. this depreciates the vehicle and removes a safety component that was a major prt of the decision to purchase the vehicle.
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Columbia, NJ
Tl contact owns a 2000 saab 9-5 se. the contact stated that the vehicle often stalled while driving or will not start at all. when driving at various speeds under any condition the vehicle would stall. the vehicle would not restart afte...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in West Fork, AR
When parked on hill overnight with car pointed down hill, when engine is started and shift lever moved to drive and hand brake released, the foot brake is unable to prevent the car from rolling and hand brake must be used to stop vehicle. a...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Norwalk, CT
2000 9.5 ignition discharge cassette had failed and was forced to be replaced. 04/12/07 add to customer wants more info in the letter* the consumer stated he had to pay for the replacement at his expense even though there was a recall. t...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Solon, OH
Two months ago one of the two ignition coil packs on the 2000 saab 9-5 se failed and left me stranded on the road. i had the car towed, and diagnostics indicated multiple misfires on a few cylinders controlled by one bank of two. then, a ...
2002 SAAB 9-5 in Glastonbury, CT
Letter from insurance company regarding loss of saab due to fire with request for payment* the consumer noticed that one of the lights on the dashboard had illuminated and the vehicle began to act strangely. the consumer arrived home parke...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Winchester, VA
(1) vehicle was purchased used from dealer with valid inspection. car was started 5 times prior to failure, taking longer to start each time. (2) ignition discharge module (idm)e vehicle was running and moving at roughly at 25 mph. failure ...
2002 SAAB 9-5 in New York, NY
Tl contact owns a 2002 saab 9-5. while driving the contact smelled gas and pulled the vehicle off the road. the contact inspected the vehicle, and found a large gas leak due to the fuel line loosening from the pipe. the vehicle was repai...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Goleta, CA
My direct ignition module failed right as i was exiting the freeway. the car started shaking violently and i picked up the burning smell of electronics coming from the front of my car. if it had happened moments before, i would not want to ...
2001 SAAB 9-5 in Fairview, NC
Tl*- the contact stated that while driving the 2001 saab 9-5 with 120000 failure mileage he smelled a fuel odor. the contact pulled over to the side of the road, exited the vehicle, and discovered that there was fuel gushing from unde...
1999 SAAB 9-5 in Negley, OH
I recently purchased a used 1999 saab 9-5 se sedan with a 2.3 litre ecopower engine with turbo. barely 5 days after my purchase of this vehicle there was a very sudden onset of a loud knocking coming from the engine. i immediately had the c...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Solon, OH
While driving in traffic my engine suddenly stopped and would not restart. once towed, the service center determined the failure was in a small cheap (to manufacture) hall effect sensor for crankshaft position. this failure of this little...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Solon, OH
I have a 2000 saab 9-5 se, 6 cylinder engine. while driving my car simply stopped running in the middle of traffic. once towed to the service center it was determined that the coil pack on half of the cylinders was at fault. this was rep...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Solon, OH
The check engine light came on in my car and based on previous experience i immediately drove to the repair center. they checked the codes and discovered 3 errors related to the throttle body. they cleared the codes, drove the car and the...
2000 SAAB 9-5 in Katonah, NY
Just as others have reported: dash lights came on: abs, tcs off, warning triangle and brake. check engine light came on after intermittent problem became permanent. speedometer and odometer ceased to operate. researched to discover a common...
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