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1999 Saab 9-5 Repair Histories

57 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 1999 Saab 9-5. 23 of these members (40.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 59 repairs to 1999 Saab 9-5s--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 1999 Saab 9-5 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 59 repairs.

1999 Saab 9-5 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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1999 Saab 9-5

Engine not specified

Saab in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2010
Jul 2010 US $700 The car wouldn't start. Had it towed to the Saab dealer. Replaced an ignition part, the coil, I think.  The car stopped on the street and wouldn't move. A grinding sound came from the transmission and it jerked into gear. Car was towed to my driveway. I'll give it away. I've spent $15,000 in repairs in three years. Worst car I ever owned 
Saab in Maine, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009 US $300 Fuel pump failure 
Saab in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009 US $88 The drivers side front window would not go back up (it would only go down). Was apparently a problem with the window motor.  

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1999 Saab 9-5 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saab in New York, United States
Jun 2009 - Nov 2010
Jun 2010   Trunk would not open due to electrical failure. 
Nov 2010   Exhaust link in flex pipe. 

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1999 Saab 9-5 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Saab in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2013
May 2010 US $300 Heater Bypass Valve 
Sep 2010   Power window switch failed 
Mar 2012   Power steering line corroded and leaked PS fluid. Line was replaced. 
Jan 2013   Direct Ignition Cassette and Crank Position Sensor 
Saab in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Aug 2011
Mar 2010 US $125 A/C stopped working, stuck on heat 
Saab in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2013
Jul 2009   Installed front rotors and ceramic pads 
Jul 2010 US $180 Front passenger window jumped track. Replaced two rollers. 
Jun 2012   CEL, replaced oxygen sensor. Replaced portion of the exhaust. 
Sep 2012   power steering hose leaked. replaced same. 
Saab in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2009
Oct 2009 US $600 Engine burning oil due to turbo leakage 
Dec 2009   Engine burning oil due to turbo leakage. Turbo replacement required. 

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1999 Saab 9-5 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saab in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010 US $200 power steering hose 

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1999 Saab 9-5 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saab in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2010
Dec 2009 US $600 Broken emergency flashers button. 

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