SAAB 9-2x - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

SAAB 9-2x owners have reported a total of 123 problems for their cars built in the 2 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the SAAB 9-2x. The 2005 SAAB 9-2x cars have the most problems reported (113 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for SAAB 9-2x

Model Year Number of Problems
  2006 9-2x
10
  2005 9-2x
113

  Common problems of SAAB 9-2x

The following chart shows the 14 most common problems for SAAB 9-2x cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (48 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, other (26 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of SAAB 9-2x

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
48
  Other Fuel System
26
  Gasoline Fuel System
14
  Engine And Engine Cooling
12
  Suspension
8
  Steering
4
  Power Train
2
  Exterior Lighting
2
  Tire
2
  Wheel
1
   
  Equipment
1
  Structure
1
  Service Brakes
1
  Unknown Or Other
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the SAAB 9-2x of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across 9-2x model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a SAAB 9-2x model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across 9-2x Model Years

9-2x
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2006 101,44912    
0.58
  2005 1137,84013    
1.11


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