NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Module Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,616 miles

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2003 Saab 9-5 electrical problems

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2003 Saab 9-5 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 282011

9-5 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


Check engine light kept going on and off and car had made a loud popping noise from the electrical system, when trying to start one day. I checked online for recalls, which stated there was a recall for electrical, ignition issues. I took my car into a repair shop to check on check engine light. There is a recall 06V410000, Oct 26 2006 for this very issue but for 6 cylinder, and mine is a 4 cylinder engine. The repair shop replaced the ign cassette. This was a very expensive repair, $582.45 and should be covered by Saab. My car could have caught on fire. What do you have to say about that!

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #4

Nov 112008


  • 79,654 miles
My check engine light had been on- my mechanic said there was a recall (which I verified on your site), yet when I took it to Saab (and called), they said my particular VIN # was not covered. Amazing coincidence that the exact part that was recalled got replaced??!! please advise me what I can/should do. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #3

May 092008


  • 48,000 miles
The engine warning light on my 2003 9-5 wagon has been coming on periodically for the last year. We had it serviced by an indy and two error codes came up, P1312 and P1334, both having to do with the direct ignition cassette. We just had the part replaced. Only once did the car "die" while driving and luckily it was at low speed and I was able to pull off the road to restart. The identifying information on the original part is 9197559 (TK3.6). My vehicle was built in 2002. Consider expanding the recall in place for 2000-2002 model years (NHTSA #05V399000) to include 2003 vehicles, particularly those built in 2002.

- Kensington, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 102008

9-5 4-cyl

  • miles
I have been getting constant check engine codes that relate to the di cassette. The direct ignition cassette recall that Saab has initially conducted for 2000-2002 model 4 cyl cars needs to be expanded to include 2003, as I have the same problem with the di cassette as Saab has expressed happening in the 2002 models. I wish to have my di cassette replaced without charge and to be included in the pre existing recall for 2002 drivers.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 242006

9-5 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,424 miles
Check engine light on 2003 Saab 9-5 aero diagnosed as failing ignition cassette which is the same faulty part for recall on the 2000-2002 cars only. A complete failure while driving would have caused the engine to totally shutdown. This part was replaced at my cost, but the original part number was installed vs. The newer upgraded version to hopefully prevent future failures. Re: campaign id# 05V399000. Shouldn't the faulty "original" part be pulled from dealer stock and why has the 2003 model year and other years been excluded since the faulty part is exactly the same?

- Port St. Lucie, FL, USA

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