Saab Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Saab

Saab Problems

When trying to close the window, the window  glass will drop a few inches after reaching the closed position.This can happen on any window that has the automatic closing feature.

The system that prevents you from being injured by the automatically closing windows is called the "pinch protection system" and this system needs to be reset, reprogrammed or is defective.

In your owners manual you will find instructions on how to reset this feature. If that doesn't work, you'll need a Saab repair shop or Dealership to check for a software update for the pinch protection system, or see if there is a defective part. Have the shop reference the Saab Technical Service Bulletin (TSB #831-2639)to help address this issue.

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.

A knocking noise while turning and/or a banging noise when driving on rough roads may develop in the front suspension. This type of noise is commonly caused by a front strut thrust bearing damaged due to water intrusion. Our technicians tell us revised thrust bearings are available to correct this concern.

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Saab Questions

I bought Saab 9-5 ´00 2.3 turbo 230 hp, automatic, after a few day, and 300 kilometars car started to make a cracking noise from front side, somewhere in the midlle of an engine, maybe bellow, near turbo or transsmision.
You can only hear it when it is in park or neutral mode, or standin on a li...

also is it common to replace your wheel bearing twice a year?

Dear sir,

I have a SAAB 9000 CD 1996 its make a white smoke, there is no smoke at start up when the engine cold, but when the heat raised to the middle level the smoke getting start, I also changed the engine , and change the turbo, so what is the exact problem and what is the solution.

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Saab Recalls

Fluid may enter the driver's door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short circuit in the door module. A short circuit may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing an odor, smoke, or a fire. Dealers will inspect the driver's door module, if it is functioning correctly, a protective coating will be applied. If the module is not functioning correctly, it will be replaced. The GM recall number is 12180.

Vehicles first sold, or currently registered, in certain states where salt is used to de-ice the roads are being recalled because fluid may enter the driver's door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board. A short may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing an odor, smoke, or a fire. As of this time, the remedy plan is still being finalized and a notification schedule has not been determined. The GM recall number is 12180.

The front lower control arms may break at the hanger brackets due to corrosion. This corrosion is commonly a result of the hanger bracket being exposed to salty conditions, such as roads where salt is used as a snow melting agent. A broken control arm can result in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected control arms and rustproof or replace them as necessary. The Subaru recall number is WVX-34.

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Saab Reviews

Model 5.3 *side curtain airbags went off by themselves, replaced by Saab *windshield cracked by itself, replaced by Saab *inoperative headlight lens wipers, repaired by Sabb *driver's electric seat inoperative, repaired by Saab *radio & navigation system, heating & A/C controls inoperative, replaced by Saab Overall, a lemon, a piece of junk. Was on a 27 mo. lease was was glad to dump it.

I purchased my Saab in February of 2014. I love it !! I named her "Spunky", because she is that and alot more. So far I've has to put front tires on her, and now an alternator bracket/pulley/belt. She has been well cared for and being a Michigan car her body has only just afew small rust spots on her. Her mileage was 129,728 when I purchased her. I Love my Saab !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

I am a SAAB lover there's not much I don't love about the CAR!!!

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