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2006 Saab 9-5 Repair Histories

38 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Saab 9-5. 21 of these members (55.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 83 repairs to 2006 Saab 9-5s--an average of 2.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 83 repairs.

2006 Saab 9-5 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 45 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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2006 Saab 9-5 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 260hp 2.3L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Saab 9-5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2013
106000 mi US $1500 Slight oil leak from pan was diagnosed as a bad pcv hose that increased pressure on oil pan seal. Hose replaced and new seal installed. Replaced throttle body assembly and two hoses with valves in the pvc system attached to the throttle body assembly. After replacing the PCV hoses and throttle body the car ran better, but as well as it should. The direct injection cassette DIC was misfiring on one cylinder, replacing it resolved the issue. 
Saab 9-5 in Rhode Island, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2012
59000 mi US $50 high beam failure - orange relay replaced under CPO front emblem enamel flaked off - emblem replaced under CPO. Parking brakes too loose, did not hold well - had dealer adjust. 
61000   AC/fan shuts off intermittently. Have not repaired yet. 
63000   vacuum hose leak - hose replaced under warranty fan cutting out - heater control head and relay replaced under warranty 
Saab 9-5 in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2014
33000 mi   Replacement of peeling interior trim bits (under warranty). 
41000   Replacement of shorted out front sensor for the dratted self leveling headlights (under warranty). 
48000   Replacement of a leaky coolant hose and a new battery (under warranty) 
49900   Replacement of DIC, usually needs replacement at 60000 miles. This one at 50000. Also had brake fluid replaced. (DIC was under warranty, brake fluid not.) 
86000   Electric gas door lock, will be replaced under warranty 
96000   Hoses for transmission needed replacement 
99000   thermostat and temp sensor were damaged. 
103000 US $300 Bushings 
108500   transmission died 
112000   All engine seals needed to be replaced 
123000   Oil seals 
138000   All seals needed to be replaced. 

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2006 Saab 9-5 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 260hp 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saab 9-5 in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2012
64000 mi US $634 Had new Xenon Bulbs put in. 
65000   LH axle seal leaking gear oil. Removed LH axle and replace axle seal. Refilled transmission oil and road tested. Vehicle OK Spring for arm rest 
75000   Replaced trailing arm and sway bar bushings Brakes finished (Rotors and pads put on) 
78000   Heater bypass valve gave out at 75,675. Known issue with car. Plastic part in coolant system gives way. Actually the rubber gasket gives out. 
81000   rear camber issue. Known for 9-5 wagons. Was advised of rear steering knuckle bushing wear. Had rear upper and lower knuckle bushings replaced(both sides). Vehicle was sent for an alignment. Still needs shims for rear alignment issue. 
81000   RH front camber out of spec(-1.4). Installed front camber bolt kits (supplied). Rear Camber out of spec(LH -1.5, RH-1.6). Installed supplied rear camber shims. 
81700   Left rear shim added. Bought 4 New Tires Bridgestone Potenza-RE960 P235/45 R17. New Throttle body, had new O2 sensors put in. Had rattle in driver's side door looked at. Was the soft felt pad. Greased manual shifter.  Installed new Koni FSD shocks • 9-5 rear spring spacers 15mm o $796.67  Replaced the front springs with the wrong ones • 2 new strut mounts • 2 new seals • 2 new spring supports • 2 new strut bearings o $480.52  Wheel Alignm 
82300   Put new correct front spring on (bought new correct front springs & back[ left back as is]) 
83000   Put rear shims back in. Was having a problem with rear alignment. Still have it wrong, but now know what has to be done. A 6mm and a 3mm shim behind the rear bearing will fix the sag on the back of a 9-5 wagon. 

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2006 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 260hp 2.3L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Saab 9-5 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Jun 2014
53720 mi C $100 Faulty thermostat triggered check engine light. 
55480   Coolant was leaking out. Heat Control Valve was faulty and needed replacing. 
57960   Xenon headlight had burned out. Bulb was replaced and headlight is working fine. 
Saab 9-5 in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
71000 mi   Broken seat rails Replaced window regulator Driver door weatherstripping decayed 
Saab 9-5 in New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
78000 mi US $140 replace battery 
Saab 9-5 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
71920 mi C $1120 Valve and hoses in the fuel system Valve taking coolant into the Heater Core 
Saab 9-5 in Arizona, United States
Oct 2010 - Feb 2013
60000 mi US $900 PCV valve replacement; "throttle body" repair 
65000   electrical relays replaced. 60000 mile service 
70000   engine management system repair 
80000   Heater control valve leaking; replaced 
92000   vacuum leak causing fueling errors. 
Saab 9-5 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jun 2014
45880 mi   Problem with audio controller on steering wheel 
58880 C $300 Thermometer gauge and thermometer sensor 
61220   Coolant bypass valve failed. Valve normally lasts from 100,000-120,000 kilometers. Coolant system had to be flushed as well. 
64460   Electronic Control Unit or Ballast which controls the HID headlamps failed. Ballast parts, one for each headlamp, HID lights and labour all total the cost. 
72520   PCV Valve Engine spark plugs 
73160   Direct Ignition cassette (DIC) finally gave out after almost 120,000 kns, 
79980   Fuel pump failure. 

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