Saab 9-7x Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Saab 9-7x

Saab 9-7x Problems

Sagging Rear Suspension

Rear spring sensor malfunction can cause the rear suspension to sag requiring recalibration of the sensors.

Tailgate Malfunctions Opening or Closing

The trunk module can fail causing the tailgate to malfunction when opening or closing.

Engine Oil Leak at Rear Engine Cover Area

Porosity in the rear of the engine block can cause oil leakage around the rear engine cover. Porosity may be found at rear of the engine and the repair procedure in the service bulletin describes using RTV silicone sealant to fill the porosity. There is also an updated rear engine cover for when porosity is found on the gasket mating surface.

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Saab 9-7x Questions

My transfer case motor keeps going out. Not the OEM. Can I disconnect? (1 answer)

I don't need AWD, How would I go about doing this?

4 wheel will not engage in snow an there is no lights on the dash (1 answer)

Blower motor for AC/Heater stays on with ignition off and key removed.Any ideas? (1 answer)

33,000 miles 97X ARC 5.3 Car was left for 9 months and not started. When I returned from long stay away I found a dead and a not reusable battery (1 year old). Put a new battery in and the car started fine but when I shut it off the blower motor stayed on.

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Saab 9-7x Recalls

Headlights & Daytime Running Lights

These vehicles are being recalled because the headlamp driver module (HDM) can overheat and fail. This will cause the headlights and daytime running lights to stop working. Loss of this lighting will affect the ability of the driver to see the road and reduce the vehicle's visibility to oncoming vehicles, both of which increase the risk of a vehicle crash. The remedy for this problem is still under development and not yet available.

Power Door Locks And Windows Do Not Operate

The module that operates the power window and lock switches can allow moisture in, causing corrosion that can lead to a short circuit. This results in window and lock functions not working, and creates a fire risk. Dealers will inspect and replace affected modules free of charge to resolve the concern.

Door Window and Lock Switches May Stop Working

Fluid may enter the driver's door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short circuit in the door module. A short circuit may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing an odor, smoke, or a fire. Dealers will inspect the driver's door module, if it is functioning correctly, a protective coating will be applied. If the module is not functioning correctly, it will be replaced. The GM recall number is 12180.

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Saab 9-7x Reviews

Model 5.3 *side curtain airbags went off by themselves, replaced by Saab *windshield cracked by itself, replaced by Saab *inoperative headlight lens wipers, repaired by Sabb *driver's electric seat inoperative, repaired by Saab *radio & navigation system, heating & A/C controls inoperative, replaced by Saab Overall, a lemon, a piece of junk. Was on a 27 mo. lease was was glad to dump it.
Had an '01 Lexus RX300 before this. I like the ride and handling in the Trollblazer much better. This is a really underrated vehicle. It's built on the GMT 360 platform like the Tailblazer and Envoy (and others), but the handling and ride were modified by Saab engineers. It sitts about 1 inch lower. The interior is excellent! It has proven to be a very solid car. The only significant i...

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