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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System: Emission Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2002 Saab 9-5 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Saab 9-5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 062005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer states on October 6, 2005 while driving on a road the vehicle caught on fire. The fuel line was ripped, and one smelled gasoline all over the passenger side of the vehicle. Consumer stated when putting the vehicle in reverse it will stall intermittently. Consumer took the vehicle to dealer and no codes showed up on the diagnostic machine. The dealer changed catalytic converter and the oxygen sensor twice. The dealer could not pin point the problem. The engine failure light did come on before the vehicle caught on fire. The dealer said that some type of debris came from the highway that caused the fuel line to rip.

- Elizabethtown , KY, USA

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