Problem Description and Possible Solution
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.
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Average mileage: 120,254 (62,000–220,000)
11 model years affected: 1999
, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
33 people reported this problem
2008 SAAB 95 AERO. Front pipe flex section failed - nice loud exhaust noise, increased HP from reduced back pressure & annoyed neighbors. $102 - http://www.partsgeek.com/mmparts/exhaust_pipe/saab/95.html
Started out of nowhere. Started the car one morning and could definitely hear a leak. The exhaust leak/excessive sound is coming from the front center. Especially noticeable when the front driver or front passenger door is open. Going to take it in to a local exhaust shop. I'll update with cost after its competed.