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1999 Saab 9-5 Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 1999 Saab 9-5 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 1999 Saab 9-5 repairs by problem area

49% of the 1999 Saab 9-5 repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 20% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 55 repairs.

1999 Saab 9-5 repair cost distribution

Of the 1999 Saab 9-5 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 39% between $100 and $499, and 52% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 23 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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Repair costs are in local units.

1999 Saab 9-5

Engine not specified

Saab in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 102000    
102000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 121000    
123000 300 Fuel pump failure 
 
Saab in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 147000    
148000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 121000    
134000 0 Trunk would not open due to electrical failure. 
139000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 84000    
90300 300 Heater Bypass Valve 
92000 41 Power window switch failed 
103000 800 Power steering line corroded and leaked PS fluid. Line was replaced. 
110300 900 Direct Ignition Cassette and Crank Position Sensor 
117000  
Saab in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 141000    
142000 125 A/C stopped working, stuck on heat 
 
Saab in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 128000    
129000 0 Installed front rotors and ceramic pads 
130000 180 Front passenger window jumped track. Replaced two rollers. 
134000 0 CEL, replaced oxygen sensor. Replaced portion of the exhaust. 
135000 500 power steering hose leaked. replaced same. 
 
Saab in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 83000    
83000 600 Engine burning oil due to turbo leakage 
83000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 183000    
192000 200 power steering hose 
 

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1999 Saab 9-5 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saab in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 153000    
155000 600 Broken emergency flashers button. 
 

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