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2004 Saab 9-5

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2004 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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

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.

2004 Saab 9-5 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc.

Summary: SAAB IS RECALLING 57,389 MY 2002-2008 9-5 SERIES VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING COMPLIANCE TESTING, ONE OF THE UPPER INTERIOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION TEST POINTS EXCEEDED THE STANDARD'S REQUIREMENTS.

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Engine, June 13, 2007

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.

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2004 Saab 9-5 Questions and Answers

msflower763, 2004 Saab 9-5, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Warren, MI

My engine light goes on and off, the theft system warning comes and goes,just replaced the intermediate pipe w/aftermarket, here lately the car does'nt start on the first turn- the lock cylind...

dhdhdh, 2004 Saab 9-5, 3.0L V6 Turbo, Littleton, CO

The car has a slow idle all the time.  It's harder to get going when it is cold.

Visitor, 2004 Saab 9-5, West Warwick, RI

Car idles rough (car shakes) when at stop and still in gear. Can this be fixed?

jdkoch, 2004 Saab 9-5, Muscatine, IA

Also wondering how easy it is replace and if there is any good online information on how to do it. Shop wants $500, which is crazy in my book.

06wendy, 2004 Saab 9-5, Rockville, MD

the smell is intermittent and sometimes after non-use overnight;
no codes on it and nothing showed up on system pressure test;
sometimes no smell for weeks then starts again; gas cap ok; worse in...

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