SAAB 95 owners have reported 68 problems related to ignition (under the electrical system category).
The contacts owns a 2003 SAAB 9-5. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic where the technician diagnosed that the direct ignition cassette needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 125,000.
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My car was built in 2002 as well as others reported, I purchased it used 3 years ago with 64k miles. My direct ignition control in 2003 9-5 linear sedan 2. 3t ceased. Upon research, my dic is the original part 9197559 tk3. 6 2000-2002 are recalled and 'some' 2003 VIN's. With the over abundance of dic failures with the exact same part number, these need to be recalled as a whole. Upon removal of the dic, the engine is leaking at the seams of the head from where the bolts are located, inside the dic and engine section is perfectly clean. Bolts in the head of the engine loose, 1 was lifted out enough to just remove straight out. Car blows blueish smoke when it was starting, switches are defective (gm known issue), oil / engine / head known issues, suspension known issues (among other serious SAAB failures). I have spent thousands of dollars on this vehicle since purchase. The known recalls must be expanded to include the parts, not just 'year' or 'specific VIN'. This was supposed to be a safe, reliable car but instead is causing serious financial issues. Please help the owners all over the world, we should not have to pay for all of this. . We already paid for their 'bailout'! sincerely~ can not take any more repairs!!!.
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!.
My 1999 SAAB's direct ignition cassette has failed -- a very common occurrence in this model, for which a recall was issued. That recall, however, excluded 1999 model years for reasons unknown to anyone I have spoken with. My car is essentially identical to a 2000 SAAB 9-5, which is covered under recall. Had my part failed while driving, I would have been left with no power brakes, steering, etc. . . This is my wife's car, in which we carry our newborn daughter. It's a very low-mileage car (83k miles) that I take meticulous care of. This part should not fail, and should certainly be recalled if a pattern of failures exists (which it does). Thank you!.
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Direct ignition cassette failure at 62,000 miles.
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2000 SAAB 95 automobile has poor performance and loss of power. SAAB dealer replaced direct ignition cassette (dic) in 2006 under recall and the problem has developed again. The dealer will not replace a second dic. This is both expensive and dangerous for highway operation. The part has problems.
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Ignition cassette failure.
The contact owns a 2003 SAAB 9-5. The contact experienced ignition cassette failure, which controls the sparks plugs. The dealer replaced the ignition at the cost of $500; however, the contact wants to be reimbursed. He was informed to call the SAAB manufacturer and report the issue. The failure mileage was 39,000.
Check engine light on constantly. Fault code determined direct ignition cassette could fail any time. Replaced ignition cassette and spark plugs.
2002 SAAB 9-5 turbo 4 cylinder ignition cassette.
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Both direct ignition cassettes failed on my 2003 SAAB 9-5 3. 0l v6. Gm recalled the cassettes on the 2000-2002 model years.
Failure of 2003 SAAB 95 direct ignition cassette.
My 2003 SAAB 9-5 arc v6 3. 0turbo has begun having issues with the ignition. It frequently will not start. It turns over but the engine will not completely fire. In addition, once it does start it will often stall out. This generally happens when switching from park to drive or reverse or when at a stoplight/stop sign. Once the car stalls it does not just restart. The spark plugs are all new and no lines are broken/damaged. I have examined recalls on this car and recall05087/15021b describes my problem and my model of car is listed yet I am told that this recall does not apply to my VIN number. This has happened for a few months. I am listing the incident date as today's date.
I had a "direct ignition cassette" failure on my SAAB 9-5 2001. I found from www. Saabservices. Com that there was a recall on this part for model years 2000-2002. The dealer has indicated that my vehicle, although in that category, did not qualify for a recall part replacement. However, I have copied the notice below and am filing a complaint as indicated in the notice below. . Read more...
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1999 SAAB 9-5 engine just shuts down while driving or idling. There was a recall of the ignition control unit on the 2000. Dealer said it's the same problem on the 1999 but wasn't included in the recall. Icm has been replaced twice at the dealer, the last time being 2 years ago and needs to be replaced again. Gm says nothing they can do since the 1999 wasn't included in the recall. Someone is going to get hurt taking an off ramp on the highway and having the car just turn off.
The contact owns a 1999 SAAB 9-5. The contact stated that her ignition cassette was failing and needed to be replaced. When she starts her vehicle, it moves sluggishly and makes noise. The check engine indicator remains illuminated and an excessive amount of fumes exit the exhaust. The dealer stated that the ignition cassette needed to be replaced and was harming the engine. The failure mileage was 135,000.
Blinking check engine light. Happens every time I accelerate hard. The failure was in the direct ignition cassette. Causing misfire and possible damage to the cat. Dealer will not replace.
Purchased the car used 5/23/08 with 42,700 miles from SAAB dealership. Within a month the headlights worked randomly, check engine light would come on randomly. Called the dealership and was told that it wouldn't hurt anything and should it become more frequent, bring the car in. 8/18 took the car in to dealership when the light was coming on more frequently. Headlight relay replaced, engine light was due to a direct ignition cassette failure. SAAB dealership ordered the part which was on national back order, part came in 10/9. Vehicle was taken in 10/6 due to steam coming from under the hood, temperature gauge never moved above the middle. Bypass valve replaced ($450 parts/labor). Vehicle has approx. 48,500 miles and is out of manufacturer warranty and repair is not covered under dealerships limited warranty. After an internet search for information relating to the di cassette failure I found that there was a recall for 2000-2002 models for the same issue. My vehicle is a 2004 SAAB 9. 5 aero sedan.
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I was driving down a hill (jackman st. At water st. , appleton WI) when my 99 SAAB, went dead. At the bottom of the hill there is a blind turn to the left, a stop sign, and a railroad crossing just beyond the intersection. This is a very dangerous spot to have your car fail and have no power to the brakes or steering. The reason my car stalled was a failure of the ignition cassette. The first time this part failed, in 2002, the situation was not as dangerous, and then it was covered by warranty. I contacted SAAB customer service and sent a photo of the hill. They responded by phone that there have been no recalls for this part, nor would there be a recall. They refused to cover the cost of the tow and repair. I think that leaves SAAB owners vulnerable to accidents. I was lucky to be able to pull off at the bottom of the hill without hitting a train or causing serious injury to anyone.
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.
We began having problems with the engine stalling and upon recommendation of our mechanic we looked to see if there was a recall or any information out there for this vehicle. I contacted SAAB USA and there was a valid open recall notice for this vehicle. We arraigned to take the vehicle to heritage SAAB in morrow, GA and according to their tech's they completed the replacement of the idm in accordance to the recall notice, but in a matter of a couple of weeks the problem returned. Now we can't even crank the vehicle due to it cutting off as soon as you crank it. It will appear to be running, but the engine has stalled and it sometimes will not recrank until after a few minutes has gone by.
The contact owns a 1999 SAAB 9-5. While driving approximately 35 mph on normal road conditions, pressure was applied to the accelerator pedal and there was excessively low power. The vehicle was operating roughly and was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician stated that the failure was related to the ignition cassettes. The vehicle was repaired. On a separate occasion, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for an identical failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 73,000 and current mileage was 109,000.
I have a 2000 SAAB 9-5 se, 6 cylinder engine. While driving my car simply stopped running in the middle of traffic. Once towed to the service center it was determined that the coil pack on half of the cylinders was at fault. This was replaced. I have learned that SAAB has recalled the 4 cylinder coil packs but not the 6 cylinder version. Even though the 4 and 6 cylinder version are different, I would expect the manufacturing of these to be very similar. I have heard rumors from repair shops of a high failure rate of the 6 cylinder version too, as in my case.
Direct ignition cassette failure. It caused the car to stall in an intersection. I was in a traffic lane turning left with oncoming traffic when it failed. I replaced it at the dealer for $400. 00.
I own a 2001 SAAB 95 se v6. Was driving down the NJ tpk and the car lost power and had a small electrical like fire under the hood. Had to get the car towed from the NJ turnpike off and then again to my place in bensalem PA. Total cost $77 + 66. Found out that the di cassette burned out, cost me approx $600 to fix. A day later the cat converter fails (check engine light came on again). This is certainly due to di cassette burning out. Very frustrating for a car with only 60k miles on it.
Vehicle was not starting. Repair shop diagnosed problem as failure of direct ignition cassette, which is a known issue with this vehicle, but was not involved in a recent recall of over 300,000 vehicles. Part was replaced- will need to check if available.
While driving in traffic my engine suddenly stopped and would not restart. Once towed, the service center determined the failure was in a small cheap (to manufacture) hall effect sensor for crankshaft position. This failure of this little switch stopped me dead in the middle of traffic. Give the safety issue of this failure mode and the fact it is small and cheap, I would like to see a redundant sensor in the design. This redundant sensor can serve as a fail over mechanism.
I was driving vehicle 2001 SAAB 9-5 se (v6 engine) wagon at 45-50 mph when it suddenly lost power and decelerated. I knew about di cassettes failure and stopped immediately. No warning lights illuminated prior or after this episode. Vehicle was towed to local SAAB dealer. Problem was diagnosed as a faulty direct ignition cassette and replaced with a new part for free due to future recall (di cassett only). The catalytic converter was damaged due failure of the idm too, but it does not covered and it was replaced at cost of $2026. 48. +10 days I was wating for parts. This car has had other "small" electrical problems like multiple light bulb burn outs, loss of pixels on the sid display, sudden increase brightness of all lights, failure of rear seats heater.
Car was running fine and suddenly would not start. Towed to dealer, diagnosed as direct ignition cassette failure. Dealer replaced part.
Check engine light came on and indicated a misfire cyl. One. The problem continued until total failure of the engine 12 miles later. The direct ignition cassette was replaced and the problem was solved. I have read numerous complaints about the same problem throughout the 1999-2003 model year range.
I was driving vehicle at approximately 30 mph when it suddenly lost power and decelerated to 3-5 mph. Vehicle stalled about 30 seconds later and could not be restarted. No warning lights illuminated prior to this problem and the car seemed fine immediately before power loss. I observed heavy smoke coming from engine compartment and detected a strong burning odor. Vehicle was towed from scene to local SAAB dealer. Problem was diagonosed as a faulty direct ignition cassete and replaced with a new part at a cost of $500. Damaged part is available.
Dt:the owner had problems with SAAB beginning in June. While driving 30 mph the car shut down. The car had no electrical power or power steering. The owner got off the main road and got onto shoulder. The owner's car ended up at SAAB pacific, the owner found out that her friend had a similar problem. The mechanic told her that parts failed on every 1995 SAAB. Manufacturer knew about it but were not doing anything right now. The mechanic determined that the failed part was an ignition discharge problem. The part was replaced. There was another electric system problem in July. While driving windshield wipers and mirrors failed the car was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the owner needed to replace the dice cassette. The dealership spent 3 days finding a dice cassette, and owner decided not to replace the dice cassette. The owner went back to mechanic who replaced a relay fuse. This corrected the problems with the electrical system. The vehicle was regularly serviced and the records were available.
Drove car (cold) from home to next town - maybe 10miles apart. Let the car sit for @45 mins. Drove back in the direction of home - about 8 miles into drive home, car started to chug with no warning, was not speeding, local road with traffic, "check engine"light came on - pulled off to nearest gas station - about mile down the road. Checked oil - car did not need oil. Drove car to mechanic - another mile from gas station - car continuing to chug. Technician tested car with computer and said the #2 cylinder in the direct ignition, was not firing properly and that was the problem with the car. There was no warning lights, all the gauges read "normal" car is serviced properly. Why should this have happened? the care is rarely driven throughout the week - I commute via ferry so the car is generally cold or driven 10-15 miles regularly. Occasional long trips @90miles at max. Please investigate - I do not think I shoudl have to pay for "new ignition" especially when there was no warning from the car's system and the car is service reguarly. The car is 1999 SAAB 9. 5se 4 cylinder with @90k miles. I do not expect this from SAAB - my family has always had Saabs and expect better performance. Please contact me ASAP. Thank you. Maria rose.
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|Electrical System problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Instrument Panel problems||
|Crankshaft Position Sensor problems||
|Trunk Wiring problems||
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