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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,850 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Saab 9-5 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Saab 9-5 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 142004

9-5 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,700 miles


While driving the vehicle 40+mph, the engine completely shut down without warning. The diagnosis, throttle failure. Saab replaced the throtte body on 05/14/2004. Then again on 05/17/2004, the engine shut down in the midst of driving without warning. The engine light came on. Saab has not been able to duplicate the problem. The car has proven to be extremely dangerous and unsafe to operate.

- Valley Stream , NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 212002


  • miles
Consumer stated while driving 60mph vehicle stalled w/O warning causing power steering and brake functions to fail. Checked by dealer who can not duplicate problem or determine cause.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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