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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings Problems

3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,321 miles

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2002 Saab 9-5 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Saab 9-5 Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 262006

9-5 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 77,314 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings summary: Driving on highway, pressure line from fuel tank came loose and started leaking massive amounts of gas all over the underside of the vehicle and street. Stream of fuel on highway alerted driver. Lost unknown amount of gallons of gas quickly. Had to pull over and call for tow truck to take to nearest facility. I evacuated the car due to large amounts of gas under vehicle and streams of fuel near hot exhaust pipes. Technician discovered fuel line had come loose after looking inside port from under back seat. No evidence of any breakage or other issues the first event-- the line simply came loose and was easily re-attached. The second event happened in June 2007 and fuel again was pouring out from the underside in a parking lot. I called the same independent dealer who immediately had the car towed. This time the repair was done with metal straps to prevent any further coming apart. I then received a recall letter from Saab after this occurrence two times. I was told by Saab usa to submit repair orders for reimbursement which I did. I received a denial letter until an authorized Saab dealer could check the work completed by the independent dealer. I was called by the authorized dealer in marietta, ga and told that I may need a complete fuel assembly for $1100 due to the independent dealers repairs affecting electrical wiring. The car is at the dealer for investigation and hopefully a Saab usa will stand behind the needed repairs. Consultation on internet chat room saabnet.com finds that at least 4 other owners of similar vintage Saab 9-5 vehicles have experienced this same problem. Saab usa is questioning my repairs at the independent dealer.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #3

Apr 032007

9-5 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,470 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Saab 9-5. while driving the contact smelled gas and pulled the vehicle off the road. The contact inspected the vehicle, and found a large gas leak due to the fuel line loosening from the pipe. The vehicle was repaired, and the contact felt the failure was a safety risk. The current mileagewas 29,500, and failure mileage was 29,470.

- New York , NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 232007

9-5 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,500 miles
Driving on highway, pressure line from fuel tank came loose and started spraying gas all over the underside of the vehicle. Stream of drips on highway alerted a passing motorist who flagged us down. Lost 5 gallons of gas in just a couple of minutes. Had to pull over and call for roadside assistance. Evacuated car due to large pools of gas under vehicle and drips near hot exhaust pipes. Technician discovered fuel line loose after looking inside port from under back seat. No evidence of any breakage or other issues -- the line simply came loose and was easily re-attached. Car is being taken to dealer for investigation and hopefully a fix. Consultation on internet chat room saabnet.com finds that at least 3 other owners of similar vintage Saab 9-5 vehicles have experienced this same problem.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 062005

9-5

  • 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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