This time the repair was done with metal straps to prevent any further coming apart. Ignition switch shut off while on a busy highway twice! Two items, a temp sensor and thermostat were replaced without the problem being fixed. I was told by Saab usa to submit repair orders for reimbursement which I did. Don't know if this will fix the problem but beginning to think the car has a basic flaw and don't want to take trips in it. Is there a recall of electrical harness on Saab to correct frequent headlight bulb burnout? I called the same independent dealer who immediately had the car towed. Each time I was told the car was fixed, and each time the car failed again. The 1st at 70 mph on freeway, the 2nd on city St.
Consultation on internet chat room saabnet. No other bulb has burned out in the past 8 yr. In limp-home mode, the engine is depowered. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, hunt valley Saab, on at least three occasions. On one occasion, the crank sensor was replaced. The car is at the dealer for investigation and hopefully a Saab usa will stand behind the needed repairs. I evacuated the car due to large amounts of gas under vehicle and streams of fuel near hot exhaust pipes.
Car is a 2002 Saab 9-5, with 27,000 mles, under warranty. Is there a previous safety defect complaint on this car? Upon investigation, the cause was the failure of trunk wiring harness at 70K miles - 2 wires were completely severed, all others 6 had lost insulation. Fortunately in each case I was able to get to the side of the road safely. Our idm needs to be replaced. On one occasion, additional software for the engine management system was uploaded.
But Saab will not reimburse them for replacing it. On both occasions the car went into a limp mode as defined in the Saab handbook. Lost unknown amount of gallons of gas quickly. There was no prior warning of said issue. Now I have 2 headlight bulbs burning out within one day of each other -- one high beam, one regular. No evidence of any breakage or other issues the first event-- the line simply came loose and was easily re-attached.
On one occasion, the mass air flow sensor and air mass meter. This was discovered only during service, not reported by self-check display which always reports light bulb outages in text messages on the 2 line Saab information display secondary failure. The second event happened in June 2007 and fuel again was pouring out from the underside in a parking lot. Had to pull over and call for tow truck to take to nearest facility. Saab usa is questioning my repairs at the independent dealer. This does not make sense.
This an extremely dangerous problem a vehicle stalling on a highway or anywhere else can result in a crash or death. Failure is at the folding point just prior to entry into the trunk lid. This has happened when driving both on the highway and in the city, creating a very dangerous situation where the car is in the middle of traffic with little power to manuever. I wasn't aware of what caused the shut down until it happened the second time a few months after the first time. The rubber boot was entirely intact, sealed to connectors in the body and trunk lid and there was no visible indication of the internal failure.
Located as an internal fault in the idm and also found the spark plugs fouled. We just started getting recall notices once we shipped the car to the states. About 35 mph and the 3rd in my neighborhood at 20 mph. New 5387691 completed idm test and found current status 141 idd check code 57047. Our idm serial number falls within those required to be replaced by the recall.
Prior to discovery a number of cars had almost rear ended the car when backing up reversing light failure was not reported or known. I am not on my fourth cartridge in 35,000 miles. No recall notices were sent to us over there. I then received a recall letter from Saab after this occurrence two times. Saab dealer found code P1310 referred to tsb248-2428 and reprogrammed the sps.
The dealership has attempted to repair this 12 times without success. Obviously, the car was not repaired. The engine light came on. Saab usa refuses to do anything despite my numerous calls. The car has proven to be extremely dangerous and unsafe to operate.
We had to provide our certificate of origin to Saab. Wires are separate inside the boot up until the trunk lid entry where they are wrapped with electrical tape. We bought it used while stationed over there. Cause appears to be excessive tightness of the interior wires. Replaced idm and spark plugs. A local garage mechanic told me it was related to a faulty front electrical harness in the Saab but the dealer said this was not a recall, even though it has been a problem from the first year of ownership.