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Saab 9-7x Sporadic Operation of All Wheel Drive System

Saab 9-7x Problem
11 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 91,970 mi (74,000 mi - 110,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Only rear wheels provide traction in snow- 4WD does not automatically engage as it should

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  • Visitor, , 103,267 mi

    When I'm driving And i turn left or right. The car stops or staggers, or locks up. I can't pinpoint if its all wheel drive problem. I've taken it to shops, yes I've taken to a couple different shops and they think rear differential needs replaced(oil) or transmission. I think its what the problem says up top!!

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  • Visitor, , 84,000 mi

    NO traction at all in the snow/ice. It is supposed to engage when the back tires slip...only one of my tires is spinning.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    Front tires do not engage in snow or slick conditions

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  • Visitor, , 74,000 mi

    Had to replace front differential. The transfer case encoder seemed to be the issue after all said and done. Wheels would lock or shutter when turning into a parking space. It felt like a 4wd truck engaged and then suddenly driving on clear asphalt.

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    The all Wheel Drive seems to be trying to engage when I stop at a Traffic Light that is on a slightly downward slope. I feel a slight nudge click several times. I this the speed sensor, transfer case, transmission. I am ready to do a Transmission Fluid / Filter change and though maybe it is a Hydraulic thing. The vehicle runs great other than that. My tires all match and shift great moving.

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