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NHTSA — Engine Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,500 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.

2006 Saab 9-5 engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Saab 9-5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 282013

9-5 4-cyl

  • 61,000 miles


Engine misfiring, due to common di cassette issues that plagued other models, some of which were previously recalled. This shouldn't fail after on 60,000, regardless of age, especially given it's exorbitant cost. Thankfully it hasn't failed me on the highway (yet).

- New York, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 302013

9-5 4-cyl

  • miles
Unknown- direct ignition cassette unit has been replaced three times. Each time of replacement the actual part has melted, burned out causing the car to automatically shut down. The car only has 72,000 miles. The part is melting again making this the fourth replacement in a 3 month period. Engine - exhaust manifold/catalytic converter needs to be replaced and all Saab authorized dealers in northern ca. State they are unable to get part due to being on back order and no idea when the part will be available. But I was able to find the part out of state in Chicago at quality auto parts.

- Madera, CA, USA

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