Saab 9-5 Problem Report

Saab 9-5 Excessive Exhaust Noise from Flex Pipe Failure

(27 reports)

The exhaust flex pipe can fail causing excessive exhaust noise from the front/center area of the vehicle. The flex pipe is a flexible joint in the exhaust that allows for engine movement.

2008 SAAB 95 AERO. Front pipe flex section failed - nice loud exhaust noise, increased HP from reduced back pressure & annoyed neighbors. $102 - -
Loud exhaust humm in the front/center of the vehicle. I will update with a mechanic/cost. -
Sounds like my flex pipe just went. Now I need to find out hiw much it is to have repaired -
flex pipe failed, the car is very loud now. -
Flex pipe and piece of steel behind rusted out. -
flex pipe needs replacement, as well as a new muffler, as a huge hole has rusted out of it. -
Not solved yet. Covered under extended warrenty but Saab does not have parts in stock due to bankruptcy. They said they hope to have this addressed in the next couple weeks. -
Just had flex pipe replaced due to excessive noise. Noise is from front of vehicle. Shop said they do wear out and fail. It was replaced at local car repair business that does exhaust work. Took about 30 minutes. -
Same issue as described. -
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