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2000 Saab 9-5

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2000 Saab 9-5 Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The exhaust flex pipe can fail causing excessive exhaust noise from the front/center area of the vehicle. The flex pipe is a flexible joint in the exhaust that allows for engine movement.

Engine -- Verified

The direct ignition cassette can fail causing the engine to die while driving, and/or it will crank but not start. The engine may also have a rough idle and run roughly. Diagnosis may discover trouble codes for random misfires.

Engine -- Verified

The idler pulley for the serpentine belt can fail causing noise from the belt area. Our technicians report the pulley has been known to fail completely which can cause the belt to break or be thrown off.

Engine -- Verified

If the engine will crank but not start, it may be the fuel pump has failed. Diagnosis may find no fuel pressure when attempting to start the engine.

Engine -- Verified

The head gasket may leak oil externally. The oil will be visible around the cylinder head and block area.

2000 Saab 9-5 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 30, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THE AIR BAG ALERT LABELS MAY NOT BE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED AS REQUIRED BY THIS STANDARD.

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Drive Train, March 31, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, IF AN OWNER CHANGES THEIR WHEELS/TIRES BETWEEN SUMMER AND WINTER USING A STEEL WHEEL IN THE WINTER AND AN ALLOY WHEEL IN THE SUMMER, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR RUST AND CONTAMINATION TO BUILD UP ON THE WHEEL HUB DURING THE STEEL WHEEL USAGE. IF THIS OCCURS AND THE CONTAMINATION IS NOT REMOVED, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT AFTER THE TIRE CHANGE SERVICE, SOME OF THIS CONTAMINATION COULD FLAKE OR GRIND AWAY RESULTING IN REDUCED CLAMPING FORCE OF THE WHEEL TO THE HUB. OVER SEVERAL SEASONS, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS REDUCED FORCE COULD RESULT IN FRACTURES DEVELOPING IN THE WHEEL BOLTS DUE TO WHEEL TO HUB MOVEMENT.

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Electrical & Lights, March 13, 2006

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH B205/B235 4-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES AND B308 6-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE OVERHEATING AND BURNOUT OF THE ISOLATED GATED BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) WITHIN THE IGNITION DISCHARGE MODULE (IDM) DUE TO INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ELECTRICAL LOADS.

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2000 Saab 9-5 Questions and Answers

dhulton, 2000 Saab 9-5, V6, Stonington, CT

The car is sputtering as I am driving kind of jumping forward. It's smooth for a while then it starts sputtering again. Any idea why Thanks

zakthedog, 2000 Saab 9-5, V6, Aurora, CO

what does it mean on code errors of, secondary air injection system malfunction and catalyst effeciency below threshhold bank 1 and how do I repair the problem to clear my check engine light

normsy, 2000 Saab 9-5, 3.0L V6 Turbo, Laurel, MD

When I use my A\C on the coldest settings, the middle vent blows relatively cool air, but the sides vents blow really hot air. What could that be? I've charged it, and the compressor seems to ...

bikerfloyd, 2000 Saab 9-5, Dayton, OH

how do you check the coil packs out to see if they are good
we have no spark also only 5 lbs of fuel pressure

Visitor, 2000 Saab 9-5, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Colorado Springs, CO

Could I change the ignition coil without to much trouble?

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2000 Saab 9-5 Reviews

All in all a great car! The car seems to "consume" light bulbs, however. Replacing a few of the same ones every 18-24 months. There were a few "engine recall" or modifications for ignition (DIC) and the oil sump (rerouting some oil lines) that need to be accomplished for oil sludge issues.

Sweet ride but LOTS of electrical problems--ignition coiled burned up and dashboard went bad. It also takes a long time to heat up (but the heated seats are "cool.")

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