1991 Saab 9000 Hatchback - Reliability

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S 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Reliability Rating for 1991 Saab 9000 Hatchback by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Ignition Cassette (Distributorless Ignition only). Failure of the Ignition Cassette may prevent the vehicle from starting.

The cost to repair the Ignition Cassette is estimated at $620.00 for parts and $45.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Accumulator Springs, and a periodic problem is failure of the Governor Support Sealing Rings. These failures apply to Automatic Transmissions only.

The cost to repair the Accumulator Springs is estimated at $40.00 for parts and $130.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Governor Support Sealing Rings is estimated at $185.00 for parts and $162.50 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Steering & Suspension
Brake An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Pressure Switch.

The cost to repair the Pressure Switch is estimated at $355.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Heating & Air Conditioning Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Air Conditioning (A/C) Compressor and the Heater Fan and Blower Resistor.

The cost to repair the A/C Compressor is estimated at $575.00 for parts and $110.50 for labor.The cost to repair the Heater Fan and Blower Resistor is estimated at $262.00 for parts and $130.00 for labor.This vehicle was originally charged with R-12 refrigerant which is no longer being manufactured. The refrigerant is still available, but it is very expensive ($25.00-$50.00 per pound, 2-5 pounds per vehicle). Conversion to the new R-134A refrigerant is possible, at an average cost of about $380.00-$410.00 parts and labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Starting & Charging An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Alternator.

The cost to repair the Alternator is estimated at $260.00 for parts and $84.50 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Accessories A periodic problem on this vehicle is failure of the Driver's Airbag Clockspring.

The cost to repair the Driver's Airbag Clockspring is estimated at $120.00 for parts and $35.00 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Overall 3 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Saab 9000 Hatchback by Identifix

  1991 1992
Engine
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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