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General


The automatic transmission in the Saab 9-5 from MY 02, has the designation FA 57.

The type designation of an automatic transmission consists of 3 groups of characters as shown below:

FA57 C01 01CV00101

The three groups of characters signify different information about the transmission, as shown in the following breakdown.

First group FA57:

F Front-wheel drive
A Type of gearbox
A=Automatic transmission
M=Manual gearbox
5 Number of forward gears
7 Overall ratio, top gear (code, see table below)

Code 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Gear ratio 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3

Second group C 01:

First character
C Automatic transmission adapted to different engine variants.
B Manual gearbox adapted to different engine variants.

Second/ 01 Development version

Third group 01CV00101:

Automatic transmissions have a 9-character designation.

01=manufactured in 2001
C=month of manufacture as follows:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
A B C D E F G H J K L M

V=transmission type (V: FA 57)
00101=serial number per month