2008 Saab 9-5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Saab 9-5

2008 Saab 9-5 Problems

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.

Bouncy Ride from Rear of Wagon Model

The rear shock absorbers can fail on the wagon models creating a bouncy ride from the rear of the vehicle.

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2008 Saab 9-5 Recalls

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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