Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 04:14:32 +0200
From: Peter Wilkins <>
Subject: Re: What is 9-5 Repair Record

On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 21:00:22 -0400, Jo Anne Coyne <> wrote : >What is everyone's experience/opinion about the cost of repair to these = cars >as they get older. I'm hearing horror stories about massive failures of >turbo, water pump, engine, around 140,000 kilometres. I have a 1999 = wagon. > =46rom my 1998 9-5SE experience I think it is on a par with most other makes, but certainly cheaper than my Subaru Liberty (Legacy?) My turbo gave indications that it might fail (white smoke puffs) while in warranty and was replaced free. My SID display LCD's also played up and were replaced under warranty. My airconditioning hoses had to be replaced 3 months ago, and last month the fuel pump failed and had to be replaced. Replacing the A/C hoses and recharging cost more than replacing the fuel pump. Incidentally, the whole fuel pump assembly incl the gauge float etc had to be replaced - they couldn't replace just the pump without breaking some plastic fittings. $A800 for replacing the fuel pump assembly, $A900 to replace the A/C hoses. Reason given for the high A/C charge was that they had to dismantle the whole A/C system to get at the hoses. No other probs, yet. --=20 Regards, Peter Wilkins

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