Saab 9-5 Problems

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Most Common Saab 9-5 Problems

The direct ignition cassette can fail causing the engine to die while driving, and/or it will crank but not start.
Oil leaks from the timing cover, valve cover, and/or rear main seal may be due to excessive crankcase pressure.
If the HID head lights are flickering or have failed, it may be caused by the window washer fluid leaking onto the HID modules.
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Years to Avoid
Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Saab 9-5 years 2003, 2002, and 2004 are the most likely to experience problems.
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