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1999 Saab 9-5 repairs by problem area

Engine (45%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 60 repairs.

1999 Saab 9-5 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (50%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (8%)

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 Ohio, United States
Dec 2012 - Oct 2013
Jan 2013

183300 mi

US $145
Front headgasket leaking coolant into cylinder 4. coolant bypass valve cracked what let to overheating and gasket failure. 
Jun 2013

185000 mi
Hole in front of resonator. Welded and repaired clamp. 
Aug 2013

185700 mi
Rear head gasket leaking. Replaced head gasket. 
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 Washington, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2012
Jun 2012

204000 mi

US $620
ABS unit and brake system on passenger front wheel had to be replaced; brake booster was worked on as well and replaced in September on my next trip. 
Sep 2012

206000 mi

US $370
Brake booster was replaced. 
Oct 2012

206000 mi

US $508
Engine starter was replaced. 
Saab in Alabama, United States
Dec 2011 - Oct 2012
Jan 2012

136700 mi

US $500
had to replace turbo (2nd replacement) @ 133,000, first turbo replaced under warranty @ 85,000. 
Jun 2012

144000 mi

US $150
Replaced failed radiator hose. 
Oct 2012

149000 mi

US $71
replaced sway bar links 
Saab in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

160000 mi

US $300
problem with windows falling off the elevator. not going up or down. elevators work fine, just had to reattach the windows. 
Saab in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Jul 2013

144000 mi

US $60
CBV blew out. Ordered heater hose bypass kit to eliminate known issue. Brake booster vacuum system hoses broke during CBV replacement. Passenger side blend door replaced Alternator replaced Battery replaced 
Aug 2013

144000 mi
Thermostat stuck closed. Replaced with new thermostat. 
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.  
Saab in Maine, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

123000 mi

US $300
Fuel pump failure 
Saab in Saskatchewan, Canada
May 2014 - Sep 2015
Jul 2014

150960 mi
A/C and heating stopped working. Driver side window motor not functional 
Aug 2015

158720 mi
A/C not switching from hot to cold on the passenger side. 
Saab in Michigan, United States
Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
Jul 2014

200000 mi
Saab 9-5 alarm system batteries go bad after 8+ years. Alarm will go off while driving the car and other random times. I pulled the plug that supplies power to the alarm. There are YouTube videos that explain how. 

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1999 Saab 9-5 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saab in Ohio, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2012
Dec 2010

137000 mi

US $400
wheel bearing and hub had to be replaced 
Aug 2011

147000 mi

US $600
Ac & heat would not always work. Told it was the blendors,the plastic insides of the system? Cost of part was not that high but the labor to remove the dash, etc. is what cost so much. 
Jul 2012

155000 mi

US $500
radiator problem, traded car because can't afford the expenses 
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 Connecticut, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2013
Mar 2011

186000 mi
Car in shop for nearly a month due to malfunctioning sensors (multiple) - ABS wheel speed sensor,  MAP sensor and MAF sensor. Dashboard no longer resembles a Christmas tree thanks to experienced and patient Saab specialist. 
Saab in New Hampshire, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2011
Nov 2010

136000 mi

US $581
Car stared intermittently, finally died. Diagnosed as crank sensor which was replaced.  Also had warn ball joint replaced and alignment done which previous shop said was ok. 
Mar 2011

142000 mi

US $123
Driver's window came out of track and fell down into door 
Saab in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Aug 2011
Mar 2010

142000 mi

US $125
A/C stopped working, stuck on heat 
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. 
Saab in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

121000 mi

US $400
Replaced complete fuel pump. Replaced heater valve. 
Nov 2010

124000 mi

US $100
ABS Module failed; replaced with a used unit car now runs fine. No heat on drivers side replaced broken motor arm for stepping unit; still no heat on DS. Will replace cabin filter next to see if that solves the problem. Upper Idle Pulley failed; replaced pulley and drive belt. 
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 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. 

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1999 Saab 9-5 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saab in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Dec 2011
Jan 2011

196540 mi

C $100
Blow-off valve for turbocharger failed. Replaced part and reset error code. 
Jun 2011

201500 mi

C $600
Brake booster. Rebuilt unit failed after ~10 months. Shop no longer using rebuilt units. 
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

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saab in Ohio, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
Oct 2010

129000 mi

US $236
Fuel tank pump failure, no warning aside from two long cranks. Bosch replacemernt would cost $850. My guy rebuilt it parts and labor for $236.11. 
Nov 2010

130000 mi

US $372
Radiator leak---had replaced with Silla. 
Jun 2011

132000 mi
Total failure of alternator. Replaced with remanufactured one with 2 yr warranty-cost of unit $195.00 baance for difficult labor. 
Jul 2011

132000 mi
Crankshaft position sensor replaced 
Aug 2012

135000 mi

US $80
Flexible portion of exhaust replaced by shade tree mechanics---1.5 hours total $80.00 I do not use this car generally during summer. Have 940 volvo for that. 

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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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