2005 Saab 9-5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Saab 9-5

2005 Saab 9-5 Problems

Crank but No Start Condition and No Fuel Pressure

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.

Oil Leaks caused by Excessive Crankcase Pressure

Oil leaks from the timing cover, valve cover, and/or rear main seal may be due to excessive crankcase pressure. An updated PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) kit was released to fix this concern.

Engine Dies while Driving Or Will Crank but not Start

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.

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2005 Saab 9-5 Questions

Car dies after driving 6 or 7 miles then won't start for @ 1 to 2 hours later. (1 answer)

Thought I got some bad gas but that doesn't really fit the 1 to 2 hour wait to restart. What is the crankshaft sensor for?

My car is cranking but not turning over what is the problem? (1 answer)

Trying to start but engine cranks but doesnt turn ovet

Car making a rubbing noise. Sounds like its from front passenger area. (2 answers)

Noise only occurs while driving. Difficult to pinpoint exactly where sound coming from.

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2005 Saab 9-5 Recalls

Recall 07V087000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.
Recall 08V160000
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 STAND...

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