Saab 9 5 owners manuals

Saab 9 5

Model overview

The Saab 9-5 is a midsize executive automobile that was manufactured by the Swedish carmaker Saab.

The initial generation 9-5 debuted in 1997 for the 1998 model year, as the follower to the Saab 9000. At the time, the vehicle represented an important development for the maker. In the U.S., the 9-5 was launched in 1998, for the 1999 model year.

In 2009, a second generation debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show and started making in 2010. It was the original Saab to be introduced under Spyker Cars' ownership, even though it was produced completely under GM ownership.

The Saab comes in Turbo4, Turbo4 Premium, Turbo6 XWD and Aero trim levels. The Turbo4 is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that delivers 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is by default, along with a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic is optional on the base Turbo4 and by default on all other 9-5 models. 

The 9-5 Turbo6 XWD and Aero are powered by a turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 rated at 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system are standard.

Saab 9 5 known problems

Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Saab 9 5 are:

  • Engine Dies while the car is on the road Or Will Crank but not Start
  • Oil Leaks due to Excessive Crankcase Pressure
  • Flickering or Malfunction of the HID Lamps
  • Check Engine Light because of Electronic Throttle Body Failure
  • Excessive Exhaust Sound from Flex Pipe Failure
  • Crank but No Start State and No Fuel Pressure

Saab 9 5 PDF owner manual

Below you can find the owners manuals for the 9 5 model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your Saab 9 5 to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.

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