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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

102000 mi

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

123000 mi

US $300
Fuel pump failure 
Saab in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

148000 mi

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

134000 mi
Trunk would not open due to electrical failure. 
Nov 2010

139000 mi
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

90300 mi

US $300
Heater Bypass Valve 
Sep 2010

92000 mi

US $41
Power window switch failed 
Mar 2012

103000 mi

US $800
Power steering line corroded and leaked PS fluid. Line was replaced. 
Jan 2013

110300 mi

US $900
Direct Ignition Cassette and Crank Position Sensor 
Saab in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Aug 2011
Mar 2010

142000 mi

US $125
A/C stopped working, stuck on heat 
Saab in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2013
Jul 2009

129000 mi
Installed front rotors and ceramic pads 
Jul 2010

130000 mi

US $180
Front passenger window jumped track. Replaced two rollers. 
Jun 2012

134000 mi
CEL, replaced oxygen sensor. Replaced portion of the exhaust. 
Sep 2012

135000 mi

US $500
power steering hose leaked. replaced same. 
Saab in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2009
Oct 2009

83000 mi

US $600
Engine burning oil due to turbo leakage 
Dec 2009

83000 mi
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

192000 mi

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

155000 mi

US $600
Broken emergency flashers button. 

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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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