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2006 Saab 9-7X repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 52 repairs.
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2006 Saab 9-7X repair cost distribution

$2500+ (14%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (23%)

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Chart based on 43 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Saab 9-7X

Engine not specified

Saab 9-7X in California, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

73000 mi

US $863
problem intermittent. Max speed 51MPH. OBC detected poor control registration from Trans to ECU. Chip changed. Removed old belts and sensors, particular fuel control side. Air conditioning temp/blower control switch needed to be exchanged. Used a GM truck unit in its place as SAAB stated would be 13 weeks ARO (money) 

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2006 Saab 9-7X 4dr SUV

300-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

Saab 9-7X in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Nov 2014
Sep 2013

88000 mi

US $2500
changed all fluids, replaced all 4 shocks. installed auto trans shift cable. Replaced front windscreen. replaced 2 front tires. replaced front Saab emblem. replaced radio antennae. Installed roof mount DVD. Replaced both headlight ballasts. 
Nov 2013

90000 mi

US $250
Battery light on dash dim and always lit, even when car not running only way to extinguish light is remove cluster fuse. Changed alternator. Didn't fix issue. I'm thinking the gauge cluster is the issue. Front axle seal driver side leaking. 
May 2014

95000 mi

US $287
CEL. Tighten gas cap dashboard message accompanied by CEL. The purge valve solenoid failed. 
Jun 2014

97000 mi

US $170
CEL still on. Replaced fuel pump. Faulty fuel pump installed during sensor recall visit. 
Oct 2014

100000 mi

US $187
I replaced the battery. The battery was only 3 years old but it was starting to become weak and the car was slow to turn over after sitting overnight. 
Saab 9-7X in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2015 - Jan 2017
Mar 2015

148000 mi
Front Differential had to be repaired/replaced due to lock up, took so long due to other problems found at this time. Just got vehicle back one day from previous repair and could not start, no crank, out of town so vehicle had to be flat bedded to shop. Starter replaced. 
Jul 2015

152000 mi

US $704
Replace rear air bags, rear suspension, bags were leaking air overnight due to one bag having a braising (left rear) other bag replaced due to wear. These bags are part of a complex rear suspension system. 
Sep 2015

157000 mi

US $640
Computer Glitch, vehicle would not start had to be towed to shop, had power but would not turn over, all programming and computer functions were checked, lost satellite communications and had to be re-programmed, actual problem never found 
Jan 2016

US $270
No oil pressure showing on gauge plus alert on dash. Diagnostics, replaced oil pressure sending unit. 
Aug 2016

165000 mi

US $115
Engine knocking, brought in for repairs, needed new engine (complete) due to oil pump problem. Headlights blinking during normal operation. 
Nov 2016

168000 mi

US $478
Battery keeps going dead, taken to AutoZone and battery was checked, failed. Purchased and installed ne battery. Replaced starter Squealing noise and thump when brakes applied, replaced a wheel bearing. 
Saab 9-7X in Illinois, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2018
May 2015

77700 mi

US $640
Rear sagging, air compressor system went out blew out the springs. Converted to shocks. 
Jul 2015

79300 mi
Oil sensor 
Sep 2015

81000 mi

US $130
Oil Pressure sensor replaced. Replaced sensor and reset TPTC(?). 
Mar 2016

85000 mi

US $930
Throttle system went bad had to replace, throttle pedal, throttle body, gasket, laser, release. 
May 2016

86000 mi

US $948
Replaced broken wheel bearing and LL cracked ball joint. Loud grinding noise, heard louder on the inside of the car, and popping or clanking sound from the affected wheel. Also wore down tire unevenly on the damaged side. 
Jun 2017

92000 mi

US $2500
Replaced control arms on right and left.  Replaced rear transfer case encoder motor. 
Aug 2018

101000 mi

US $200
I could not get the back hatch door open. Release bar/ mechanism had to be replaced. Very rusty! 
Saab 9-7X in Texas, United States
Jul 2006 - Aug 2008
Aug 2006

8000 mi
Right rear spring and rear leveling system replaced. Both items under warranty 
Mar 2007

25000 mi
transmission replaced, driver seat replaced. Car showing its true heritage!! 
Aug 2008

61000 mi
Rear leveling system had to be changed out the second time. Sold vehicle end of August-best move since owning the vehicle. 
Saab 9-7X in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Feb 2015
Mar 2012

139000 mi

US $99
Transfer case control motor failed. Transfer case locked in all wheel drive mode. Front wheels binding in slow speed turns causing "crow hopping" Front differential driver side axle seal leaking as a result on prolonged driving with a failed transfer case control motor and "crow hopping" symptoms. Replaced HID ballast. 
Jul 2012

150000 mi

US $10000
Oil sensor switch failure. No report of low oil pressure but oil change was ~10k miles overdue. Resulted in spun rod bearing that required replacement of entire engine. Replace engine, all belts, water pump, spark plugs, plug wires 
Saab 9-7X in Utah, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

35000 mi

US $102
Transmission started not shifting smoothly. Kind of made a cluck into 3rd and 4th gear. Felt like the engine was missing under a load. Going up hill. Not sure if the engine was missing or the transmission was having a problem.  Also HVAC quit working. 
Saab 9-7X in Michigan, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2012
May 2010

111500 mi

US $800
Outer half, fuel tank sender. Check engine light, erratic fuel level display. 
Jun 2010

114000 mi

US $485
Decreased performance, check engine light. Throttle body replaced. 
Dec 2010

124000 mi

US $280
Inner half, fuel tank sender. Check engine light, erratic fuel level display. 
Apr 2011

129000 mi

US $80
HID bulbs started to go out. 
Dec 2011

140000 mi

US $521
Fan clutch went out. 

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2006 Saab 9-7X 4dr SUV

291-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic AWD

Saab 9-7X in Colorado, United States
Dec 2008 - Jan 2012
Mar 2009

40000 mi
CD player jammed. 
Jul 2009

48000 mi
Headliner falling down. 
Oct 2011

94500 mi

US $75
replaced rear shocks 
Saab 9-7X in Minnesota, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

65000 mi

US $400
Right outer tie rod replaced Replaced both front wheel bearing hub assemblies. 
Saab 9-7X in Ohio, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2015
Aug 2014

85000 mi

US $600
Wheel bearing and ball joints were replaced. Wear and tear item 
Saab 9-7X in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2013
Sep 2013

50000 mi

US $125
Dropped gas tank. Removed and replaced fuel sending unit due to going empty and tripping CEL at fill up. Known issue and covered by GM & SAAB except I'd have to drive it to SAAB certified service center over 100 miles each way... Sux 

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