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2002 Saab 9-5 Problems

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Most Common 2002 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. The engine may also have a rough idle and run roughly. Diagnosis may discover...
Oil leaks from the timing cover, valve cover, and/or rear main seal may be due to excessive crankcase pressure. An updated PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) kit was released to fix this concern.
If the HID head lights are flickering or have failed, it may be caused by the window washer fluid leaking onto the HID modules. The washer fluid check valve for the head light washers develops the ...
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0 Known 2002 Saab 9-5 Brakes Problems

1 Known 2002 Saab 9-5 Drive Train Problem

The front passenger side axle can wear, and the tri-pod bearing is known to fail. Vibration can be felt from the passenger side when the axle becomes worn.

3 Known 2002 Saab 9-5 Electrical & Lights Problems

If the HID head lights are flickering or have failed, it may be caused by the window washer fluid leaking onto the HID modules. The washer fluid check valve for the head light washers develops the ...
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.
The electrical contact on the starter solenoid can come loose causing a problem where the starter intermittently does not crank.

11 Known 2002 Saab 9-5 Engine Problems

The direct ignition cassette can fail causing the engine to die while driving, and/or it will crank but not start. The engine may also have a rough idle and run roughly. Diagnosis may discover...
Oil leaks from the timing cover, valve cover, and/or rear main seal may be due to excessive crankcase pressure. An updated PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) kit was released to fix this concern.
The Check Engine Light may come on because the electronic throttle body has failed. Other symptoms include loss of acceleration, a high idle or failure to return to idle, and difficulty starting.

0 Known 2002 Saab 9-5 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

2 Known 2002 Saab 9-5 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

The air conditioning expansion valve can fail causing poor, or no cooling from the AC system.

0 Known 2002 Saab 9-5 Maintenance Problems

0 Known 2002 Saab 9-5 Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known 2002 Saab 9-5 Suspension & Steering Problem

The rear shock absorbers can fail on the wagon models creating a bouncy ride from the rear of the vehicle.

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Known 2002 Saab 9-5 Problems & Complaints

The rear shock absorbers can fail on the wagon models creating a bouncy ride from the rear of the vehicle.
The fuel pump check valve may have failed if the engine requires more cranking before it starts. The check valve is a one way valve that maintains the pressure in the fuel lines so the engine is ...
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