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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Saab 9-5 Engine Dies while Driving Or Will Crank but not Start
Saab 9-5 Problem
Engines Affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 3.0L V6 Turbo, V6
Average Mileage: 122,788 mi (55,000 mi - 180,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Saab 9-5, V6, 80,000 mi
engine dies and wont restart afterdriving apx. 20 min. after setting will restart replaced fuel pump still has problem
STALLS WHEN COMING TO STOP UNLESS I PUT IN NEUTRAL, AND INCREASE FUEL WHILE BRAKING
Visitor, 2004 Saab 9-5, 128,769 mi
engine will crank yet wont start and the check engine light stays on due to throttle body issues
Visitor, 2006 Saab 9-5, 116,000 mi
Codes P1312 and P1334. Replace DI
Visitor, 2006 Saab 9-5, 76,000 mi
engine warning light came on. code said to replace direct ignition coil. Replaced and ran fine for a few days, now have the same problem again, only worse
Visitor, 2004 Saab 9-5, 126,000 mi
My engine fails to start and then when it does it idles roughly, runs roughly all the time. Sounds like the engine is "skipping"
Visitor, 2001 Saab 9-5, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 155,000 mi
The sensor has been on for some time and they told me it was the ignition coil and that eventually it would
leave me stranded. 6 months later its been ok... until a couple of weeks ago. Twice it has shut off while
driving and idling has gotten super rough. Today, it kept cranking and
wouldn't turn over. Eventually it did and it was a rough ride.
car just dies while driving...without any warning!!!
haven't had it diagnosised yet.
Visitor, 2002 Saab 9-5, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo
Apparently there is a recall still in affect for the DIC, replaced by dealership and problem solved.
Visitor, 2000 Saab 9-5, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 55,000 mi
Three ignition cassette failures: 1) sudden failure without warning @ highway speeds (54K); 2) intermittent misfires and elective replacement (200K); 3) sudden failure @highway speeds with a single misfire 1 minute prior (241K)