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2008 Saab 9-5 Problems

Find the most common issues based on 2008 Saab 9-5 owner complaints.

Most Common 2008 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 2008 Saab 9-5 Brakes Problems

0 Known 2008 Saab 9-5 Drive Train Problems

2 Known 2008 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.

2 Known 2008 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.

0 Known 2008 Saab 9-5 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 2008 Saab 9-5 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 2008 Saab 9-5 Maintenance Problems

0 Known 2008 Saab 9-5 Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known 2008 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 2008 Saab 9-5 Problems & Complaints

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