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2001 Saab 9-5 Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 2001 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 2001 Saab 9-5 repairs by problem area

52% of the 2001 Saab 9-5 repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 12% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 1% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 111 repairs.

2001 Saab 9-5 repair cost distribution

Of the 2001 Saab 9-5 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 10% cost less than $100, 34% between $100 and $499, 34% between $500 and $999, 21% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 62 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.

2001 Saab 9-5

Engine not specified

Saab 9-5 in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 53000    
53000 600 High speed vibration continues. Cranked motor mounts didn't fix the issue. Dealer now has the car. 
Saab 9-5 in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 125000    
125000 2400 Blew head gasket so got rid of car. 
Saab in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 95000    
97000 900 Replace bad balance shaft chain. Timing chain also replaced. 
 

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2001 Saab 9-5 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 230hp 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saab 9-5 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 93000    
94220 600 Replaced direct ignition module 
94860 120 Replaced headlight relay (high beam was working only intermittently) 
102880 1000 AC compressor needed replacing. New compressor and receiver dryer installed and system recharged.  
125860 130 Tie rod end replaced. 
138880 450 transmission fluid leak from rusty cooler line 
145080 130 A screw on the headgasket had worked itself loose over time resulting in loss of coolant. Headgasket re-torqued to manufacturer's specs. 
145700  

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2001 Saab 9-5 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Saab 9-5 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 122140    
122440 250 O2 sensor replacement 
128960 1400 Replaced muffler 
133300 800 hole in exhaust pipe - pipe was replaced 
136400  
Saab 9-5 in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 127000    
129000 500 worn brakes 
 

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2001 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 230hp 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saab 9-5 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 102300    
103540 0 Pump for screen washers was replaced 
110980 230 small leak in cooling sensor valve replaced valve 
119040 80 had problem with heating, found to be a loose connection, connecting plug was cleaned and re connected. 
123380  

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2001 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 230hp 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saab 9-5 in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 66340    
66340 650 Throttle body 
83700 800 Cps replaced  
88040 900 Flex pipe 
92380 4000 Corrosion on oil cooler hose cause oil leak. Hoses changed. 
92980 70 Retorque head bolts, head leaked antifreeze in cylinder at cold start. No oil-antifreeze corruption 
95480 170 Windshield washer motor replaced 
97340  

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2001 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Saab 9-5 in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 159000    
160000 0 When donated needed about $2,000 in repairs. 
Saab 9-5 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 78000    
79000 2400 Replaced non-working Saab Information Display. Replaced brake booster and vacuum hoses. Replaced high beam relay in fuse box. 
81000 925 Throttle had to be replaced. 
87000 300 The bolt which attaches the brake dust cover had come out and needed to be replaced. Had to replace the wheel bearing in the process. 
89000 750 Alternator needed to be replaced. 
93000 850 Replaced one of the motor mounts. Along the serpentine belt "route" a pulley bearing had gone bad. Pulley replaced. 
105500 200 Oil leak. Needed new gasket. 
107000 500 Both front windows would not open. Needed new switch installed. 
112000 1200 Radiator cracked and had to be replaced. Various oil leaks requiring replacement of several gaskets and valves. 
117000 1000 Automatic transmission mount, torque rod, and lower control bushings were bad. A/T mount complete cracked in two. 
121000 300 The PCV box was leaking. Box was removed, resealed, and replaced with a new hose. 
126000  

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