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Saab 9-7x Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Rear spring sensor malfunction can cause the rear suspension to sag requiring recalibration of the sensors.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The fuel level sender can malfunction causing the fuel gauge to always read at the full level.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The trunk module can fail causing the tailgate to malfunction when opening or closing.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Leaks in the air suspension can cause the air compressor to run constantly.

Engine -- Verified

Porosity in the rear of the engine block can cause oil leakage around the rear engine cover. Porosity may be found at rear of the engine and the repair procedure in the service bulletin describes using RTV silicone sealant to fill the porosity. There is also an updated rear engine cover for when porosity is found on the gasket mating surface.

Saab 9-7x Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 15, 2012

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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.

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Electrical & Lights, June 13, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

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Saab 9-7x Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2006 Saab 9-7x, V8, West Hartford, CT

problem is oil is getting into one spark plug but no one has a clue from where

Joshinator99, 2005 Saab 9-7x, 5.3L V8, Petersham, MA

On very slippery and snowy roads tonight, the AWD is not engaging. Only the rear wheels are spinning, making the truck very bad in the snow. There are no codes in the PCM and no MIL lights.

Visitor, 2005 Saab 9-7x, 5.3L V8, Beverly, MA

car is dragging and making noises when I turn

Visitor, 2006 Saab 9-7x, 5.3L V8, Howland, ME

My husband changed the starter, then soon after the vehicle is now stuck in 4 wheel drive.

NOBOX4ME, 2005 Saab 9-7x, Potwin, KS

rear suspension goes down after sitting for a few hours and goes up after I start the vehicle

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Saab 9-7x 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.

Had an '01 Lexus RX300 before this. I like the ride and handling in the Trollblazer much better. This is a really underrated vehicle. It's built on the GMT 360 platform like the Tailblazer and Envoy (and others), but the handling and ride were modified by Saab engineers. It sitts about 1 inch lower. The interior is excellent!

It has proven to be a very solid car. The only significant issue has been the power windows in sub zero temps. The don't like to come back up in really cold times at parking ramps and drive throughs.

Good in the snow.

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