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2001 Saab 9-5 Repair Histories

Percentage of 2001 Saab 9-5 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 120 repairs.

2001 Saab 9-5 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 68 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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2001 Saab 9-5

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Saab 9-5 in Ohio, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2010
53000 mi US $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
Sep 2010 - Oct 2010
125000 mi US $2400 Blew head gasket so got rid of car. 
Saab in Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
97000 mi US $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
May 2010 - Sep 2014
93620 mi C $600 Replaced direct ignition module 
94860   Replaced headlight relay (high beam was working only intermittently) 
102880   AC compressor needed replacing. New compressor and receiver dryer installed and system recharged.  
125860   Tie rod end replaced. 
138880   transmission fluid leak from rusty cooler line 
145080   A screw on the headgasket had worked itself loose over time resulting in loss of coolant. Headgasket re-torqued to manufacturer's specs. 
151280   Spongy brakes traced to fluid leak from rusted brake line. Rusted part was cut out and replaced with new line. No problems since then. 

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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
Jul 2010 - Jul 2014
120900 mi C $250 O2 sensor replacement 
128960   Replaced muffler 
133300   hole in exhaust pipe - pipe was replaced 
148800   New radiator 
Saab 9-5 in Illinois, United States
May 2010 - Aug 2010
129000 mi US $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
Oct 2010 - Jul 2012
103540 mi   Pump for screen washers was replaced 
110980 C $230 small leak in cooling sensor valve replaced valve 
119040   had problem with heating, found to be a loose connection, connecting plug was cleaned and re connected. 

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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
Jun 2010 - Apr 2014
66340 mi C $650 Throttle body 
83700   Cps replaced  
88040   Flex pipe 
92380   Corrosion on oil cooler hose cause oil leak. Hoses changed. 
92980   Retorque head bolts, head leaked antifreeze in cylinder at cold start. No oil-antifreeze corruption 
95480   Windshield washer motor replaced 

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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
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
160000 mi   When donated needed about $2,000 in repairs. 
Saab 9-5 in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2014
79000 mi US $2400 Replaced non-working Saab Information Display. Replaced brake booster and vacuum hoses. Replaced high beam relay in fuse box. 
81000   Throttle had to be replaced. 
87000   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   Alternator needed to be replaced. 
93000   Replaced one of the motor mounts. Along the serpentine belt "route" a pulley bearing had gone bad. Pulley replaced. 
105500   Oil leak. Needed new gasket. 
107000   Both front windows would not open. Needed new switch installed. 
112000   Radiator cracked and had to be replaced. Various oil leaks requiring replacement of several gaskets and valves. 
117000   Automatic transmission mount, torque rod, and lower control bushings were bad. A/T mount complete cracked in two. 
121000   The PCV box was leaking. Box was removed, resealed, and replaced with a new hose. 
127000   Alternator went out and was replaced with a rebuilt model. 

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