2002 Saab 9-5 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Saab 9-5
- I start my car my cuts off on it own after 20 to 30 min of idle.
- my car stutters when accelerating hard but is okay under gentle acceleration?
- Recently my car sounds like a motorcycle when I drive off. Flex pipe? Muffler?
- Dash board lights wont go off
- Engine light started flashing, would not accelerate much. Oil came out of cap.
2002 Saab 9-5 Problems
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.
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.
If the HID head lights are flickering or have failed, it may be caused by the window washer fluid leaking onto the HID modules. The washer fluid check valve for the head light washers develops the leak and drips onto the modules mounted under the head light assemblies.
2002 Saab 9-5 Questions
When I accelerate it seems to come from the rear.
will run smoothly and once warmed up if idling it will cut off and not restart but will turn over really strong or I can be driving and it will just shut off on its own unless I am double peddling it but once I shut it off it wont restart for like 30 min or engine has cooled down . What I have d...
So I was driving my Saab about a week back and had to accelerate a little quickly to merge onto a highway. The car did fine up until it reached 5k rpms. At this point it froze at 5k for a little while before violently shuddering and shifting up. Right after it shifted, the check engine light c...
2002 Saab 9-5 Recalls
2002 Saab 9-5 Reviews
Owned the car for 9 months so far. Its a Saab 9-5 Linear, therefore its not exactly fast, but it does get the job done well. This is especially true considering I was only 19 when I acquired the vehicle. So far its been a real blast to own, only have two problems (one of which was definately my fault). Thecar has been efficient stylish and fun overall, the suspension handles well with not too m...