2008 Saab 9-7X engine NHTSA complaints: Engine

NHTSA — Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,049 miles

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2008 Saab 9-7X engine problems

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2008 Saab 9-7X Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 112015


  • 72,246 miles


"takata recall" purchased from eastchester Chrysler Jeep dodgr dealership in bronx, NY 10486, on Feb. 28, 2015, engine light illuminated on dashboard indicating a possible problem. I took it back approximately 7X to the dealer for repair and approximately 8 additional times at other mechanics. Unfortunately, light continues today. Both headlights were problem; drivers side beginning first dimming very low. Several weeks later, the passenger side headlight began to have problems as well. Eventually it became a necessity to become an expensive out-of- pocket expense. Finally, the stability check light continuously comes on and off making it necessary to stop and turn off and restart vehicle as suggested by dealer mechanic advice. Allinformation described is verified with documents.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 142016


  • 99,950 miles
I got a trouble code for cylinder #7 misfire. It is the lifters going out due to the afm or dod, whatever GM calls it. The system shutting down the 8 cylinder to 4 cylinders. $3000 job for something that I'm sure GM is very aware of. These 5.3S with this afm will have this problem. It's just a matter of when.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 042012

9-7X 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
While operating my vehicle at approx. 70 mph on an interstate, my passenger bumped the ignition key, located between the gear shifter and center console. My vehicle shut off while traveling down the hwy, and it happened other times, too. I've had the same problems with the driver side door module, which has completely stopped working. It has always had problems after getting only slightly wet. I've had problems with front passenger window, possibly caused by the same problem, and every door is likely affected. Since the driver side is used most frequently, the problem just becomes obvious on that one. The ignition is subject to the same problems. My vehicle stopped working after leaving the sunroof open mistakenly. The vehicle wouldn't start for 24 hrs, and the turn signal has since had problems with flashing too quickly. The design obviously lacks basic attempts to keep water away from its electrical components. I have a recurring problem with a service stabilitrak light intermittently going on and off. It was taken back for service several times, but the problem was either never resolved, or continues to recur. I don'T know whether stabilitrak is or was functioning at any point, or if it's just the light. Around the same time, the cruise control started to only work intermittently and then completely stopped working. In addition, there is something very wrong with the ABS system when attempting to stop while traveling at low speeds. Although it happens consistently, I would have died or been seriously injured if I hadn't downshifted and pulled my E-brake in order to finally get the vehicle to stop. Yet, the 9-7X wasn't included in the recall GM issued for the very same problem on other vehicles. There is seriously something wrong with this vehicle. It is a death trap waiting to happen.

- Oberlin, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 182014

9-7X 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Was driving down side street, reached for something in passenger seat, drew my hand back making very gentle contact with ignition key in center console and car shut off. I hardly touched the key. This second time in early June, though I hit it with my cup (ice tea from mcdonalds). Then this weekend it happened again. It is very easy to bump it with your arm and have it shut off. I called GMC and they informed me that they wouldn't fix it, even though to me it seems like the same issue as with their other cars that are being recalled for the same reason. I think it should be recalled, and suspect that the ignition is the same that is in the GMC Envoy, trailblazer, etc. Also, the 2007 was recalled, and I think the 2008 should be as well. My car is available for someone to inspect it anytime if you would like to see how easy it is for it to happen.

- St. Albans, VT, USA

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