Saab 9-7x Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Saab 9-7x

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

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

The wiring for the transfer case speed sensor can fail causing sporadic operation of the AWD (All Wheel Drive) system.

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33,000 miles 97X ARC 5.3 Car was left for 9 months and not started. When I returned from long stay away I found a dead and a not reusable battery (1 year old). Put a new battery in and the car started fine but when I shut it off the blower motor stayed on.

Key was bent now won't start car.

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These vehicles are being recalled because the headlamp driver module (HDM) can overheat and fail. This will cause the headlights and daytime running lights to stop working. Loss of this lighting will affect the ability of the driver to see the road and reduce the vehicle's visibility to oncoming vehicles, both of which increase the risk of a vehicle crash. The remedy for this problem is still under development and not yet available.

The module that operates the power window and lock switches can allow moisture in, causing corrosion that can lead to a short circuit. This results in window and lock functions not working, and creates a fire risk. Dealers will inspect and replace affected modules free of charge to resolve the concern.

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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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 i...

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