Safety Ratings
2003 Saab 9-5
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Number of Recalls4
Number of Complaints41
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2003 Saab 9-5 vehicles

2003 Saab 9-5 (4/9/2008)  

Campaign Number: 08V160000

Component Name: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Description: SAAB IS RECALLING 57,389 MY 2002-2008 9-5 SERIES VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING COMPLIANCE TESTING, ONE OF THE UPPER INTERIOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION TEST POINTS EXCEEDED THE STANDARD'S REQUIREMENTS.

Defect: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY OCCUR.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A-PILLAR TRIM WITH IMPROVED ENERGY-ABSORBING CAPABILITY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 25, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

2003 Saab 9-5 (3/7/2007)  

Campaign Number: 07V087000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturer: SAAB CARS USA, INC.

Description: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.

Defect: OVER TIME, THIS COULD CAUSE THE FUEL LINES TO LOOSEN FROM THE PUMP RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, THE FUEL MAY IGNITE RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL DEVELOP A SECURING BRACKET THAT WILL SECURE THE FUEL LINES TO THE FUEL PUMP EVEN IF THE PLASTIC RETAINING TABS SHOULD BREAK. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2007. THIS IS AN EXPANSION OF PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGNS - SEE 04V557 AND 06V126. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

2003 Saab 9-5 (10/26/2006)  

Campaign Number: 06V410000

Component Name: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Description: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH B308 6-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE OVERHEATING AND BURNOUT OF THE ISOLATED GATED BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) WITHIN THE IGNITION DISCHARGE MODULE (IDM) DUE TO INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ELECTRICAL LOADS.

Defect: OVERHEATING OF THE IGBT OCCURS MOST OFTEN AT ENGINE START-UP, BUT IT MAY ALSO OCCUR WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. ENGINE STALLING MAY OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO SEE WHAT VERSION IDM IS IN THE VEHICLE AND REPLACE THE IDM IF IT IS A VERSION BUILT PRIOR TO JANUARY 2003. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. NOTE: THIS RECALL IS AN EXPANSION OF A PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN (PLEASE SEE 05V399).

2003 Saab 9-5 (1/13/2003)  

Campaign Number: 03V006000

Component Name: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

Manufacturer: SAAB CARS USA, INC.

Description: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, IF AN OWNER CHANGES THEIR WHEELS/TIRES BETWEEN SUMMER AND WINTER USING A STEEL WHEEL IN THE WINTER AND AN ALLOY WHEEL IN THE SUMMER, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR RUST AND CONTAMINATION TO BUILD UP ON THE WHEEL HUB DURING THE STEEL WHEEL USAGE. IF THIS OCCURS AND THE CONTAMINATION IS NOT REMOVED, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT AFTER THE TIRE CHANGE SERVICE, SOME OF THIS CONTAMINATION COULD FLAKE OR GRIND AWAY RESULTING IN REDUCED CLAMPING FORCE OF THE WHEEL TO THE HUB. OVER SEVERAL SEASONS, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS REDUCED FORCE COULD RESULT IN FRACTURES DEVELOPING IN THE WHEEL BOLTS DUE TO WHEEL TO HUB MOVEMENT.

Defect: THESE FRACTURES WOULD RESULT IN WHEEL BOLT BREAKAGE, ALLOWING THE WHEEL TO DETACH FROM THE WHEEL HUB, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: OWNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY MAIL AND ASKED WHETHER THEY CHANGE BETWEEN STEEL AND ALLOY WHEELS. IF THEY DO ENGAGE IN THIS PRACTICE, THEY WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO BRING THEIR CARS TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER. THE DEALER WILL REMOVE THE WHEELS, CLEAN ANY CONTAMINATION FROM THE WHEEL AND WHEEL HUB, AND REPLACE THE WHEELS USING NEW IMPROVED BOLTS WITH ATTACHED WASHERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 31, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

2003 SAAB 9-5 for sale

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2003 Saab 9-5 Aero

New Listing
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2003 SAAB 9-5 AERO

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 244109 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Oxford, PA
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2003 Saab 9-5 Arc

$6,959

2003 SAAB 9-5 ARC

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 92204 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fairfield, OH
  • MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Saab 9-5 Linear

$4,990

2003 SAAB 9-5 LINEAR

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 100040 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hudsonville, MI
  • MPG: 17 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Saab 9-5 Linear

$4,495

2003 SAAB 9-5 LINEAR

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 134876 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Lugoff, SC
  • MPG: 17 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Saab 9-5 Linear

$6,999

2003 SAAB 9-5 LINEAR

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 164988 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Dunn, NC
  • MPG: 17 City / 26 Hwy

2003 Saab 9-5 Arc

$2,995

2003 SAAB 9-5 ARC

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 118432 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Stamford, CT
  • MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Saab 9-5 Arc

$4,200

2003 SAAB 9-5 ARC

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 134939 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Loganville, GA
  • MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Saab 9-5 Aero

New Listing
$4,000

2003 SAAB 9-5 AERO

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 163487 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Conshohocken, PA
  • MPG: 17 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Saab 9-5 Arc

$4,750

2003 SAAB 9-5 ARC

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 94554 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Saab 9-5 Linear

$5,980

2003 SAAB 9-5 LINEAR

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 78387 Miles
  • Ext Color: Brown
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2003 Saab 9-5 Linear

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2003 SAAB 9-5 LINEAR

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 126396 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Saab 9-5 Linear

New Listing
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2003 SAAB 9-5 LINEAR

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 99562 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Greensburg, IN
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2003 Saab 9-5 Arc

$5,995

2003 SAAB 9-5 ARC

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 96296 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Millersville, MD
  • MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Saab 9-5 Linear

$1,200
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2003 SAAB 9-5 LINEAR

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 245232 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Lapeer, MI
  • MPG: 17 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Saab 9-5 Aero

New Listing
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2003 SAAB 9-5 AERO

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 125490 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Lubbock, TX
  • MPG: 17 City / 27 Hwy
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