NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems

2005 Saab 9-2X (Page 2 of 2)


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,442 miles

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2005 Saab 9-2X fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Saab 9-2X Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Nov 132013


  • 100,000 miles


When starting up and driving in cold conditions (temperature below 32F, not referring to engine bay temperature but ambient), a fuel line 'shrinks' or 'leaks' fuel vapor and liquid onto the engine block and causes a very noticeable and nauseous raw gasoline smell. This condition is know and is in a recall for MY2002-2003 Subaru wrxs with the same engine as the 2005 Saab 92-X aero as well as other Subaru and is know to exist by many, many Subaru and Saab owners. This is a safety concern since mine is leaving gasoline directly on top of the cylinder head and could potentially result in a fire which in many circumstances can lead to serious injuries to myself and/or other motorists. My car is completely stock with no modifications to the power-plant of any kind.

- Hyrum, UT, USA

problem #4

Feb 012012


  • 105,000 miles
Raw fuel odor in cabin. Took vehicle to personal mechanic as it was no longer under warranty. It was determined that fuel lines under exhaust manifold were dry and had cracked. Replaced two lines at the cost of >$750 parts and labor. A year later the fuel smell came back. Upon completing another repair, it was determined the other two lines were also dry and crack and were repaired. Cost could not be singled out as the repair was in conjunction with another. Fuel smell was present especially on cold mornings (<30F).

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 232009


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Saab 9-2X. The contact stated that a gasoline fuel odor was being emitted into the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the gasoline smell would diminish after the engine was warm. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 130,000 and the current mileage was 190,000.

- Derry , NH, USA

problem #2

Dec 012012


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Saab 9-2X. The contact stated that there was a strong gasoline fuel smell in the vehicle. The fuel smell became extremely noticeable when the temperature was lower. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Huntsville, UT, USA

problem #1

Nov 012010


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Saab 9-2X. The contact stated that he smelled a fuel odor in the cabin of vehicle during cold start ups. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. After diagnosis, they advised him that some screws were loose and needed to be tightened. The vehicle was repaired by tightening the screws on the fuel line. Approximately one month later, the fuel odor returned. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000. The current mileage was approximately 115,000.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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