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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,500 miles

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2001 Saab 9-5 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Saab 9-5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 162004

9-5 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


A failed fuel line retaining tab at the fuel pump on my 2001 Saab 1995. NHTSA recall # 04V557000 is the same problem I had with my Saab, but I own a 1995, not a 1993. This defective tab allowed gasoline to spray freely to the ground must be considered a safety relatyed issue.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 142004

9-5 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
There were no unusual events leading to the failure. My wife was driving a 2001 Saab 9-5 station wagon when the engine shut down and she lost all power. Thankfully she was driving on a local road and managed to pull over to the side. The engine would not restart and we had it towed to a local garage. The person who towed said he thought it was a "crank sensor" that failed and when it fails it completely shuts down the gas to the engine. I had it repaired and the local mechanic confirmed that it was a sensor that he called direct ignition which includes the cam sensor. My concern is that if it happened on a highway at 65 mph, there would have been a serious accident. I don't understand how a car can totally shut down like that without any warning. Saab would not take my complaint because I did not have it checked at their garage. I think that policy, when it comes to safety, is ludicrous!

- Natick, MA, USA

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