2nd Generation (2010—2011) 9-5 Problems

This generations ranks 8th out of 11 Saab generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the lights (50%), brakes (25%), and the drivetrain (25%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Headlight Level Malfunction 1 complaints at an average of 55,999 miles in the 2011 Saab 9-5.
  2. Brake Pedal Sticks 1 complaints at an average of 66,000 miles in the 2011 Saab 9-5.
  3. Tail Light Signal Light Malfuction 1 complaints at an average of 50,000 miles in the 2011 Saab 9-5.

What 9-5 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 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2011 4 0 46 1.43
2010 0 0 262 0.0

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