SAAB 9-7x - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

SAAB 9-7x owners have reported a total of 217 problems for their cars built in the 5 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 9-7x. The 2006 SAAB 9-7x cars have the most problems reported (78 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for SAAB 9-7x

Model Year Number of Problems
  2009 9-7x
  2008 9-7x
  2007 9-7x
  2006 9-7x
  2005 9-7x

  Common problems of SAAB 9-7x

The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for SAAB 9-7x cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting (44 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (36 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of SAAB 9-7x

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the SAAB 9-7x 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 9-7x 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 9-7x 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 9-7x Model Years

Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
PPMY Index
  2009 162,49910    
  2008 304,25211    
  2007 615,10912    
  2006 785,48513    
  2005 321,99914    

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the SAAB 9-7x is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2009 9-7x
  2008 9-7x
  2007 9-7x

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