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Saab 9-5 Check Engine Light due to Electronic Throttle Body Failure

Saab 9-5 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Engines Affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 3.0L V6 Turbo

Average Mileage: 114,000 mi (80,000 mi - 146,000 mi)


The Check Engine Light may come on because the electronic throttle body has failed. Other symptoms include loss of acceleration, a high idle or failure to return to idle, and difficulty starting.

  • Visitor, , 117,000 mi

    Started with erratic idle. Now car stalls and won't idle when initially started. Must keep foot on gas pedal. Light is on. Can't find replacement throttle body - out of stock everywhere.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    3rd time replacing the throttle body

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  • Visitor, , 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 97,000 mi

    At high speeds the motor would hesitate or miss badly. Replaced plugs, cleaned throttle body but still had problems. Replaced throttle body and no longer an issue. Expensive part but easy repair.

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