1st Generation (2005—2006) 9-2X Problems

This generations ranks 10th out of 11 Saab generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the body (25%), airbags & seat belts (25%), and the electrical (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Air Bag Malfuntion 2 complaints at an average of 61,000 miles in the 2005 Saab 9-2X.
  2. Front Emblem Decal Came Off 2 complaints at an average of 17,500 miles in the 2005 Saab 9-2X.
  3. Shuddering 1 complaints at an average of 55,000 miles in the 2005 Saab 9-2X.

What 9-2X Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Saab model years.

Watch out for the 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2006 1 4 27 0.2
2005 7 2 23 1.73

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