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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 23:44:20 -0400
From: "Scott Turnamian" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-5 Problems?

Hello: Have had my 9-5 since Nov 98. Have had some aggravating problems with the seat (SERIOUS squeaking and popping due to loose coils and poorly fitted plastic) and what I thought was excessive transmission whine. Have also noticed that you have to tune the fader to about (65%-35% rear-front) to get any decent sound production from the rear bass speakers. Other than that, I've been pretty pleased. No computer, transmission, or other serious problems. Had I had the problems you guys describe, Saab would again be the owner of my car. Don't your states have "Lemon" laws? Good luck! Scott Turnamian Eveningg wrote in message <>... >P Wilkins wrote about extensive problems with his 9-5. I've have owned mine >since August of 1998 and with 5600 miles on the road, the car has been in the >repair shop about 8 times and as I am writng this, it's in the shop, again. >The first time was because a connection to the "computer" was loose and the car >went into limp-mode, then wouldn't start. The car got towed. The second time >was for a faulty chip that would not release the shifter if the brake was not >depressed. The third was to replace the chip because the dealer did not have >the part and had to be ordered though Saab knew that,that had been a problem. >The fourth was for a noise or rather a groan in the engine.So had been the 5th >to 8th time until they finally replace a turbo-valve. The last time, they also >"fixed" my a/c control. They're trying to fix it now. The repair shop has had >the car 2 days and cannot duplicate the problem. Is anyone else out there >having "headaches". > >Kin K. Lam >KINKINKnopsamcom

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