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


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,500 miles

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2001 Saab 9-5 fuel system problems

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2001 Saab 9-5 Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 072011

9-5 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 122,500 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Saab 9-5. the contact stated that when driving at various speeds, he noticed an overpowering odor of gasoline and the fuel was burning much faster than normal. After stopping the vehicle, he noticed a leak. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised him that they would have to drop the entire fuel tank to inspect the failure. The vehicle was neither inspected nor repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that he was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 07V087000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). The failure and current mileages were approximately 122,500. Updated 01/20/12 updated 03/05/12

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 252004

9-5 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
Vehicle's fuel line detached from fuel pump due to broken retaining clip. Fuel spilled on the ground creating a hazardous situation.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #3

Mar 022007

9-5 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles
- the contact stated that while driving the 2001 Saab 9-5 with 120000 failure mileage he smelled a fuel odor. The contact pulled over to the side of the road, exited the vehicle, and discovered that there was fuel gushing from under the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic, who stated that the attachments to the fuel pump were defective. There was recall 07V087000 on this particular year, make and model vehicle issued in April 2007.

- Fairview, NC, USA

problem #2

Dec 032006

9-5 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 75,000 miles
Gasoline leak - I was driving with my two small children in the car (2001 Saab 9-5 wagon (4-cylinder) when someone pulled up beside me to tell me that gas was pouring our of my car. I stopped the car and the remainder of the tank emptied on the ground. Once the fire chief okay'ed the car for Transport, (this was required by the towing company.) I had the car towed to the dealership. The dealership indicated that the clip for the fuel line had come undone and that the fuel line had come loose. They also indicated that "they had seen this before". they removed the fuel tank, replaced the fuel line, replaced the fuel tank and placed a clamp over the line. There is a recall for the Saab 9-3 for a related fuel clip problem. Based on my experience (and other 9-5 drivers I have seen via the internet), I think Saab needs a recall or check on this...

- Chester, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 182006

9-5 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 60 mph, a dramatic decrease in the gas gauge was noticed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who replaced the gas line to the fuel pump which caused a rapid loss of fuel. There was a NHTSA recall, # 04V557000, regarding the hoses, lines/piping and fittings. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Lakewood, CO, USA

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